kids activities

Floral Aqua Jar

This project is about making an interesting type of floral arrangement.  In the photo you can see an example of an aqua jar that I have made. 

 What you will need:

  • a glass jar with a lid (an old jam jar would work just fine)
  • plastercine or blue-tac
  • a toothpick
  • a small selection of flowers and leaves (ask an adult what you can pick)
  • water


  • Take the plastercine or blue-tac and stick this to the inside of the lid.
  • Using a toothpick, poke holes in the plastercine to make it easier to put the flowers into it.
  • Arrange the flowers in the holes.
  • Fill the jar with water.
  • Place the flowers, attached to the inside of the lid, into the jar and screw the lid firmly into place.
  • Tip the jar upside down.

Other Ideas:

  • Add food colouring to the water.
  • Add other decorations to the flower arrangement – for example, an artificial butterfly.

Notice how the flowers look different when looking at them through the water. Enjoy this project!

Click here to download as a pdf for printing.

Adult supervision may be required to help with this project, depending on the child's age.