Howdy y’all! We’ve got another month of Spring left but I know some people (especially kids in school) that are counting down to Summer. Today we are kicking off a week-long Mason Jar themed series and just you wait until you see all of the cuteness in store!
Everything is better in a mason jar, right? I’ve teamed up with 4 super talented ladies and we’ve got crafts, recipes, printables and more just for you on all of our blogs every day this week.
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These are just so easy to make and a really fun Summer activity for the kids. I saw this idea at Hello Wonderful – what a fun blog!
They’d also be a great for an “Under The Sea” themed birthday party or a beach themed wedding.
Supplies You Need (affil. links included for your convenience):
- Pint Sized Mason Jars Jars (you could also recycle jelly jars, etc)
- Sea Life Miniature Figures (we got a 12 pack & I saw these later – more variety & a little smaller)
- Assorted Plastic Aquarium Plants (these are a 6 pack and the ceramic base is helpful)
- Aquarium Gravel – any color you choose
- Glitter (optional)
- Water (distilled or filtered water is a little less cloudy)
- Blue Food Coloring
The aquarium plants we used have a little ceramic base which is great but they were a wee bit big. I trimmed off one of the off shoots (branches??) and also trimmed them down by a couple inches.
You could easily get about 10 jars worth out of that plant pack if you trim off pieces because they are very full plants.
To assemble, we added the plant first, then a little gravel, about an inch or so, and 1/2 tsp of glitter.
Fill a large glass with water and add 1 drop of blue food coloring. You don’t want the water to be TOO blue so it’s better to get the color you want first and then pour the water into the mason jar.
My son dropped in two sea animals of his choice and we added the water carefully until mostly full – right to the lower rim. Then, we just screwed the lid on tightly and that’s it! A sweet little mini aquarium. Added bonus? It never needs cleaning. 😉
We keep ours stored upright so no worries about leaking but my son does like to shake it gently and watch the glitter swirl around.
Wouldn’t these also be so pretty as decorations at a party or wedding?
Don’t forget – I’ll see you right back here tomorrow with another mason jar inspired idea and be sure to check out all of the other fun ideas from the other gals in the series right here:
Claire is a wife and busy working Mom to three boys and A Little CLAIREification is a lifestyle blog committed to bringing readers “Bright Ideas On A Budget” – from recipes, crafts and DIY projects to time management tips, meal planning and inspiration.
A self proclaimed CHEESE addict and lover of Sharpie markers in every color known to man, Claire also likes to throw a little fun and laughter in the mix as well.