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Welcome to Reality Crafted By Sara! You will find delicious recipes, easy kids crafts and a peek into my extraordinary life here. Grab a cup of coffee, or better yet, a glass of wine and let's have some crafty fun with a dose of real mom life antics!

Paper Aquarium Craft

Paper Aquarium Craft

This aquarium craft is so easy and fun to make that kids of assorted ages might flip a fin for it!

Paper Aquarium

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My kids love to look at the fish whenever we visit a shop that sells them! I am convinced that between the free cookie at the bakery and a chance to look at the fish the kids look forward the grocery store more than almost anything!


They have been asking if we can get an aquarium, but I hesitate. I am solely responsible for the care of the hamster they begged for last year. Now, don't get me wrong, Hamish, the winter white hamster has brought me a lot of joy, but I am not looking to dive into the world of fish keeping!

To appeal to their interest and buy a little time, in hopes they move on from fish to something else before they talk me into buying a tank we made this incredibly easy fish tank craft! We used two sided tape and contact paper for this project, but you can use construction paper and glue if that is what you have on hand!

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A piece of green card stock

A section of contact paper or a piece of blue cardstock

2  or more colors of construction paper

two sided tape


googly eyes


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Cut your contact paper or blue cardstock to resemble a fish bowl.

Cut several fish shapes from your construction paper

Secure the fish inside the fish bowl with two-sided tape

Secure the eyes with small pieces of two sided tape.

This was such a fun way to spend a little time crafting with the kids! It came together in just a few moments and gave the kids a chance to admire something they are super interested in!

If you have a fun fish craft idea I would love to hear about it in a comment!


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