I wanted to do a fun craft for the boys today and had some Modge Podge that I got for a quarter at a garage sale awhile back, so I pulled out some supplies around the house and this is what we came up with!
Mason jars (I used an old jelly jar for one of them)
Sand, dirt, rocks, etc.. (I got some from our backyard)
Water and food coloring (I used a little bit of green. Blue would work, too)
Seashells (I had some that we collected on our beach trip this past summer)
Plastic fish, penquins, etc... (I just went through our loose toys that we had lying around. Those little fast food kid's meal toys would be perfect, too)
Colored paper for "waves" and jar top (cardstock, construction paper, tissue paper, etc.)
Modge Podge (or you could probably use just glue also). After we glued the waves and name tops on, we also brushed Modge Podge on top of the paper to seal it and protect it.
Here's Benjamin's jar:
We had a blast putting these "jar oceans" together. (Benjamin came up with the name. :) )
Very fun and simple for the kids to do. I had to help them, but it was fun for me, too. Great project on a rainy or cold day.
Just wanted to share!