Full credit for this children's craft project has to go to Knitty Mummy who I met when we both went to Yeo Valley for the day. There was quite a bit of discussion whilst there about how to use all the empty yoghurt pots that we have and she went away determined to come up with some projects – and boy has she delivered the goods!
What I used for making this is quite simple: one Yeo Valley Top Notch pot and lid, some blue card, yellow and green tissue paper, glue and some fish stickers.
The method is relatively simple. I cut the blue card so that it fit in the back of the pot. Little Miss C then stuck some of the stickers on one side of it before I glued it in position. Some scrunched up yellow tissue paper was stuck in the bottom of the pot to be the sand.
The green tissue paper was cut into strips and then the ends stuck onto the inside of the lid so that when it is in position they hang down like seaweed. Once the lid was in place we stuck some more stickers on the outside of the tank too. Hey presto – one completed fish tank.
Very hard to photograph, but easy to make and very effective to look at. It's also a great way to recycle some of the many empty pots that we end up with.
Make sure you head over to Knitty Mummy's blog and also check out the fantastic lighthouse that she also made from a cream pot and a bread stick tube – there's no limit to that woman's talents!