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Modelling & Mosaics

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Mason Jar Aquarium

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Create your very own coral reef with these wonderful mason jar aquariums!
  • Step 1Start working your CleverClay so it’s nice and soft to work with. Mix any colours you wish to use, then mould a small reef scene. We have made some seaweed and coral. Be sure the coral is small enough to fit inside the mason jar.
  • Step 2Fill the bottom of the mason jar with coral sand and then position your CleverClay reef in place. We have put ours closer to the edge of the jar to leave space for our fish.
  • Step 3Use CleverClay to create your fish. We have made a clown fish but you can make any of the fish you may have researched or heard about in your studies. Make sure your fish is small enough to fit within the jar and your scene.
  • Step 4Gently push a scratch board tool through your fish from top to bottom. Remove the scratch board tool and thread a piece of craft line through the hole, leaving the majority sticking out the top of the fish. Gently pinch the clay together to secure the craft line in place.
  • Step 5Work out how long the craft line needs to be to hang from the lid into the jar so it is positioned how you wish in the scene. Once you know the length it needs to be, attach it in place to the top of the mason jar lid using a lump of spare CleverClay. We’ve positioned it off to the side of the lid so the fish will hang away from the reef.
  • Step 6Screw on the lid to test your scene, making sure everything is positioned how you wish.
  • Step 7Fill the jar slowly with water. Add 1 drop of the blue watercolour and stir to give the water a nice blue tint.
  • Step 8Screw the lid onto the jar and your aquarium is now complete!

Materials used in this activity

Craft Line - Clear
Optional
Product Code: 11160 30 Metres
EACH $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 15518 Each
EACH $3.30 (inc GST) $3.00 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 15733 Pack of 20
EACH $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Glass Mason Jar
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Product Code: 16434 500ml
EACH $3.85 (inc GST) $3.50 (ex GST)
24 to 95 $3.47 (inc GST) $3.15 (ex GST) 96 or more $2.70 (inc GST) $2.45 (ex GST)
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CleverClay
Optional
Product Code: 16700 Set of 6 Colours
EACH $26.33 (inc GST) $23.94 (ex GST)
5 or more $19.73 (inc GST) $17.94 (ex GST)          
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Coral Sand
Optional
Product Code: 17823 500g Pack
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
5 or more $8.79 (inc GST) $7.99 (ex GST)          
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Product Code: 18075 250ml
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
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