Friday, September 30, 2011

Plastic Bag Aquarium

We made plastic bag aquariums!  This is such an incredibly easy project and FUN too! All you need is a plastic bag with a zipper top,  permanent markers, and some hair gel.   Here is one that Cassie did! There is something satisfying about squooshing your fingers across the gel!

First place your plastic bag over a white piece of paper so you can see what you are drawing.  Then start drawing a fish scene with your permanent markers.

When you are done with your drawing, add some blue hair gel in the bag.  You could also use clear hair gel and add a few drops of blue food coloring! (that is what we did!)  Here is my fish bag creation.

You could also add some glitter to give it some sparkle!  We had a lot of FUN and they look great on our white refrigerator! You could also hang them as sun catchers on the window!!!  Here is Cassie's fishy bag again!

Hope you enjoy creating your own Fishy Bag Aquariums!
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  1. Oh my gosh -- this is so STINKIN' cute!! I love it. We make ours with white lotion plus blue food coloring but I love the hair gel -- much more "ocean like" We added sea shells and sand to ours but I like yours better with the drawings, they're much more creative, personal, and artsy! : ) Well done. My girls would love making these, thanks for sharing.

  2. I am in love with this!!! What a fun idea!

  3. What a neat activity! with a great sensory playful and magical factor .
    Thank you for linking it up to the World Animal Day Bloghop!

    Lovely greetings, angelique & WAD organisation

  4. This is a genius of an idea! So simple and yet so darn cute and playful. Great sensory experience as well!

  5. We are making fish this week and I thought about doing this as well! I love it!

  6. I need to get some colorful permanent markers - love your pretty results!

  7. Awesome idea tos park the creativity of the child and to reuse plastic bags.

  8. I'm doing this today in my Messy Class ~ even though it is not messy! We'll read Rainbow Fish and make these. Great idea. I'll post Friday.