Make jellyfish!

jellyfish2Now, it might be a bit of a stretch, but if you squint your eyes slightly those creatures pictured on the right look like slippery little jellyfish. Or at least my boys are quite content to think they are! We made them yesterday and it was a really easy and fun project.  And of course my boys are loving their new jellyfish ‘toys’.

Here’s what you’ll need:

• Clear plastic sandwich bags
• Tissue paper and/or crepe paper
• Shredded or ripped paper bits
• Ribbon or string
• Adhesive googly eyes (optional)

Rip up some tissue paper or crepe paper and shred some plain white paper (your kids will love this task).  Hand the sandwich baggies to your kids (supervised, of course) and let them stuff them about half way full. Obviously you can be inventive with what you put in the baggies.  Hang some long strips of crepe paper out of the baggies, and then tie it tightly with some ribbon and/or string.  Apply googly eyes.  And enjoy your jellyfish!



Comments (6)

September 25, 2009

Wow Courtney, I am impressed!

You put my craft activities to shame…very very creative!!

Oh and no squinting necessary for me – I saw it straight away!!! (:

September 26, 2009

Luv this, we have school holidays at the moment, so a great rainy day activity. Thank you 🙂

September 28, 2009

There is a bit of an obsession in my house about googly eyes at the moment so the girls are going to love this project!

September 28, 2009

I reckon that googly eyes are one of the most important craft supplies you should have in our cupboard. We use them for everything!!
xx, C

September 28, 2009

What a totally excellent idea. Thanks

October 1, 2009

My 2-year old and 4-year old sons loved cutting up ribbons for this craft. They are very good (and safe) at using the craft scissors that grandma brought them. Then of course, the 2-year old demolished his jellyfish by whipping it around everywhere.

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