Enjoy CBEEBIES' Mr Maker sea creature craft fun at SEA LIFE Centres

My youngest daughter is obsessed with anything crafty- we have an entire set of drawers dedicated to her sparkly pipe cleaners, googly eyes and PVA glue. Cbeebies' Mr Maker is her hero.

She also loves anything which lives under the sea (including mermaids which may or may not live under the sea) so a new initiative from SEA LIFE is almost tailor made for her and any child who likes to make stuff and admire marine and river creatures close up.

Until 12 June young visitors at SEA LIFE London Aquarium can get creative as the attraction has teamed up with CBeebies’ Mister Maker to produce six exclusive sea creature craft activities, from a paper-plate stingray to a foil and tissue paper shark.

As they explore the aquarium, young guests will collect all the necessary materials to create a Mister Maker crab which can then be made at home with the help of a simple online video.  

Additional craft zones in the attraction will enable children to create up to five more ‘makes’ during their visit as the amazing real-life creatures swim past just inches away! 

Along with the ray and shark, children will also get the chance to make a handprint octopus, a cake-case jellyfish, a bottle cap and pipe-cleaner crab and a colourful tropical fish, encouraging re-use and recycling of common household items.

And hurrah - this is not just for those who live near or are visiting London either! This exclusive and hands-on event is available for visitors to all 11 UK and Ireland SEA LIFE Centres. 

If crafting is not your thing don’t forget there are thousands of animals to enthral and delight throughout the South Bank attraction, including an octopus, Cuban crocodile, crabs, starfish, sharks and jellyfish.

And for the brave there are special VIP experiences like a Shark Feed, Turtle Feed and Snorkelling with Sharks Experience. Having swum with the sharks myself and lived to tell the tale I can recommend this to anyone. (Even those who are little bit afraid of water like I am!)