Coral Reef Aquarium Craft


Make this Coral Reef Aquarium craft with your children and learn all about the coral reefs of Australia.

Dioramas are always fun to make and display, and of course you can adapt this one to suit your child's age and the bits and pieces you have on hand.

Coral Reef Aquarium Craft

You will need:

Cardboard box
Blue paint
White card
Colouring pens
Pink card (or foam)
Blue thread or wool
Sticky tape


Paint the inside of the cardboard box blue and leave to dry. Meanwhile draw or print out some fish onto the white card and colour in. Remember that coral reef fish are very bright and colourful!

Cut some short lengths of wool and tape one end to the back of each fish and the  other end to the top of the box.

To make the coral, cut some tree like shapes from pink card. see the photo above for guidance on the shapes. Fold over the bottom to create a stand-up base and glue to the bottom of the box.

If you have any seashells use these to decorate the bottom of your box.


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