DIY Plastic Folder Aquarium

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May 9, 2020

Plastic Folder Aquarium - ready to explore the aquariumThis craft is a bit time consuming, but if you are that crafty, the result of this project will turn out to be satisfying. Include this in your fun quarantine days to lessen the boredom.



  • clear plastic folder or plastic bag (e.g. ziploc)
  • black permanent marker
  • coloring pens
  • black paper
  • white cardboard
  • scissors
Plastic Folder Aquarium - supplies


  1. Print out any aquarium design and place it under the transparent plastic. Or you can directly draw over the plastic.
  2. Plastic Folder Aquarium - aquarium printout under the sheet of plastic and fish traced with the permanent maker
  3. Color your aquarium on the plastic. Use the black permanent marker to outline the fish and plants and the other markers to color them in.
  4. Plastic Folder Aquarium - color the aquarium onto the plastic
  5. Now open the folder and place a sheet of black paper under the plastic.
  6. Plastic Folder Aquarium - insert a sheet of black paper under the plastic

  7. Then draw a flashlight on the white cardboard. Cut and color.
  8. Plastic Folder Aquarium - flashlight drawn on white cardboard cut out and then color
  9. Insert this under the plastic over the black paper to see the effect.
  10. Plastic Folder Aquarium - slide the flashlight under the plastic to "shine" a light on parts of the aquarium
    Plastic Folder Aquarium - flashlight under the corner of the aquarium
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