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DIY Craft Project #10

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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Make your own jellyfish in a bottle.

Things you need to make your own jellyfish (Hope you can find all these in your kitchen) :

1. A transparent plastic grocery bag
2. A plastic water bottles.
3. Thread
4. Food coloring
5. ScissorsInstruction:
• Flatten the bag and cut off the handle and the bottom part (see picture 1)
• Cut along both sides (see picture 2) to split into 2 plastic sheets – by the way, we only use just one of them.
• From the center of the plastic sheet, fold it like a tiny balloon to make the head part and tie it with the thread – not too tight (see picture 3). You must leave a little hole in order to pour some water in the head part (see picture 7-8).

• Now you’ll get the head balloon part and the remaining will be its tentacles. Cut from the edge up to the head part roughly. You’ll get for about 8-10 tentacles (see picture 4).
• For each of them, cut again into 3-4 small strings (see picture 5) – and just cut off the remaining part.
• Trim to make random long and short tentacles (see picture 6)

When finished, you’ll get something like this (the left pile is all the pieces we cut off)• Put some water into the head part to make it be able to sink (see picture 7). You must leave some air inside to make be able to float up (see picture 8).
• Fill up your water bottle (see picture 9).
• Put your jellyfish in the bottle with a few drops of blue food coloring. Screw in the cap and that’s all. : )

** Don’t forget to make sure the cap is properly closed and tight before give it to children ** How to play: Just let the kids turn it upside down – they’ll be surprised to see it moves every time they turn the bottle. And they’ll try to confuse this little jellyfish by turning the bottle back and forth very fast – well, my boy did . : )

For young kids like Bhoom, this will help him exercise his hand and arm muscles when he flips, rotates or turns the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what is the differences between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle.You can make a few extra bottles for your child’s friends. Trust me! They’ll have much more laugh and fun playing together. : )

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LifeCafe42
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:05 PM
Very cool I will have to try this out!
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Moms_Angels1960
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Did you try this one? I tried it several times last year only for it not to work out the way I wanted it too. I was going to give them to my grandsons for Easter in their baskets.

momofsixangels
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM

What fun!

yvonne37
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

 uuuhhhh this is cool.. Im going to make this with my daughter :) thanks

artistmom27
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I did and it worked until my son opened it up and poured out the water to play with the "jellyfish", we will be doing it again.



Quoting Moms_Angels1960:

Did you try this one? I tried it several times last year only for it not to work out the way I wanted it too. I was going to give them to my grandsons for Easter in their baskets.



SarahSuzyQ
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 3:48 PM

This is pretty cool.

Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

 thats cool

SassyWildflower
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM

this is so neat!

MamaMandee
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:06 PM
Fun!
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mackiebugsmom
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM
Wow that looks neat, me dd would love that!
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