Create a fun under-the-sea adventure! These mini aquariums are great to put in your kids bedroom or bathroom and can be used as a night light!


  • Mason jar with lid
  • Filtered water (Tap water works, but may be cloudy)
  • Plastic aquarium plants
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Plastic fish and/or figurines like mermaids
  • Seashells starfish, etc (Optional)
  • Submersible candle lights (Optional - if you want to use as night lights)
  • Blue food coloring (Optional)


  • If you want your aquariums to be night lights, attach a light to the inside of the jar lid using E6000 glue. Set aside to dry while you build your aquarium.
  • Put the plastic aquarium plant in the jar.
  • Add gravel around the bottom of the jar and to cover the base of the plant.
  • Add the figurines, fish, seashells and any other items to the jar.
  • If you want blue water, add a couple drops of food coloring to the water first and stir. Slowly pour the water into the jar.
  • Screw the lid on.
  • To turn on the light, remove the lid, turn on the light, and then replace the lid.