Paper plates are a key item in our craft box – they are so useful as a paint palette whenever Jessica is doing painting or as the basis of a craft project. This week we’ve been making a paper plate aquarium.
To make the aquarium, you will need:
- A blue paper plate (we used a white one that we had painted blue)
- Puffed rice cereal
- Fish shapes cut from coloured card
- Green tissue paper strips
- PVA glue
Jessica started by spreading glue across the bottom half of the plate and then sprinkling puffed rice cereal all over the glue and shaking off the excess.
She then glued on some fish shapes and we drew some eyes and mouths on these.
Finally, we added some green tissue paper strips for seaweed. Jessica enjoyed scrunching up the tissue paper and having little seaweed balls.
She was really pleased with her aquarium and it was such a nice simple pre-schooler activity that I’ll be giving it a try again this week when I run the craft session at toddler group.