Quick, easy and relatively mess free activity that is suitable for kids of all ages. The older the child the more creative they can get with creating the marine life! little kids will have fun helping to stick the fish on with tape, let their imaginations lead the way!


  • 1 Small CardBoard Box
  • 3 Sheets of coloured Paper (Blue, Green, Yellow)
  • 1 Roll of sticky Tape
  • 1 Glue Stick
  • 1 Coloured paper or cardboard scraps
  • 1 Pair of Scissors
  • 2 Green Pipe Cleaners


  1. Cut blue paper into vertical strips leaving 2CM uncut along the top. Tape this to the upper inside of your box, with strips hanging down.
  2. Cut various shapes from coloured paper and cardboard such as fish, jellyfish, seaweed or treasure chests. Tape or glue them to the blue streamers.
  3. Poke holes in the bottom of the box and thread pipe cleaners up, twisting to make seaweed leaves.

Notes... Great way to promote recycling and develop fine motor skills.

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  • Easy to make, very colourful and I’m excited to tell my young ones about this activity so thanks.


  • This is beautiful. We are excited for this one.


  • Beautiful project well done


  • They would have fun making plays with it


  • Lovely school holiday project, watch finding Nemo first to give inspiration.

    • That is a great idea to watch a movie first


  • Such a cute idea. Kids will love to make this one. Thank you


  • This is nice. I remember a similar craft project with my daughter.


  • Great little school holiday activity. Need projects to keep the kids busy and occupied


  • This is super cute!! My two year old loves sea life, I think she would have so much fun with this.


  • So creative ! My almost 3 will love this. Fish obsessed ????


  • A great craft activity to inspire little imaginations; thanks for sharing!.


  • That looks fun. We once did one inside a container with the fish on paddle pop sticks but now my girl is bigger she might like this.


  • I remember doing this as a kid, I might do this with miss 5, she will love it!


  • I remeber making these when I was little and they were so much fun. I was so proud of them. Looking forward to sharing the experience with the little ones


  • What a great and fun way to recycle!


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