Tea Light Aquarium Craft

Penguin recently picked up this fantastic book from our local library. Paper Craft by Michelle Powell, part of her Craft Smart series. It’s full of lovely paper craft ideas. I love having books to draw inspiration from…a different experience to spending time trawling through Pinterest.


I got together all the different bits we needed and cut the fish and plants out of tissue paper. I had some lovely large jars which I though would work really well. We also needed ripped up strips of bluey green tissue paper, watered down PVA glue, large brushes and glitter.

Penguin painted glue onto the jar and stuck the bluey green tissue paper onto the jar. He then glued on the fish and the plants. Next was the glitter. Its best to wait for the glue to dry and then use a thinner paint brush to paint glue on where you would like the glitter to go, then go crazy with the glitter. Or Not!

Penguin was very pleased with the result and they look really pretty with the tea lights in. Good job!


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20 thoughts on “Tea Light Aquarium Craft

  1. These look lovely. They are ideal for cheering the house up in these dark winter months. I will start saving some jars to give it a go! #Trash2Treasure

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  2. Sarah this is really lovely. I’ve often thought of trying it with leaves for an autumn pot but the tissue paper I think would work much better and the tea light really brings out the colours. A lovely craft idea. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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  3. What a lovely idea – such a simple thing to do with the children but really effective ๐Ÿ™‚ #FabFridayPost


  4. oh wow they have turned out really great haven’t they! Well done, great effects with the lights on #fabfriday


  5. These are so cute! I love them and definitely need to make some cute little aquariums with the boys. A fantastic book too, will have to have a look for it in the library.
    Thanks so much for linking up to #HowtoSunday ๐Ÿ™‚ x


  6. Aw they look lovely! I love make lanterns and things from old jars, Luke loves getting all messy and sticky too so thats a bonus. I should definitely try these with him, he loves fish! Ray xx #HowToSunday


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