DIY Aquarium

Jenny and Lucas visit an aquarium to find out what sharks really eat (spoiler: it’s not humans). Back in the craft space, they use this new found knowledge to create their very own aquarium.



  • Shadowbox side table - http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/70278103/
  • Blue paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Aquarium ornaments, decals, pebbles, seashells, etc
  • Plastic sharks and fish
  • Plastic handles
  • Super Glue
  • Magnets – look for magnet pairs that have separated north and south poles (i.e. on separate magnets as opposed to one side north and one side south, neo dydiums/earth magnets are best)

How to make it

Step 1: Paint inside of shadowbox and allow to dry overnight

Step 2: Glue magnets on to plastic sharks/fish and handles, and allow to dry overnight

Step 3: Decorate the aquarium

Step 4: Place plastic shark inside and use handles under the box to move the sharks around the aquarium

Step 5: Have fun!


MAKE IT BIG, make it small

From exploring the monstrous Tyranosaurus Rex to flying inside a wind tunnel, MAKE IT BIG make it small explores big experiences that make kids go wow! By explaining epic science and technology, kids are inspired to apply new knowledge to their own DIY projects and crafts they create at home.
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