Summer Activity: Jellyfish in a Bottle

Make your own jellyfish in a bottle using recycled materials and items from the kitchen.

 

Make your own jellyfish in a bottle using recycled materials and items from the kitchen.

Focus: Art

Materials:

  • Empty clear plastic bottle with lid (label removed)
  • 1 white plastic grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Thread or small rubber band
  • Scissors
  • Water
  • Food coloring
  • Hot glue

Directions:

  1. Cut the handles and bottom off the plastic grocery bag.
  2. Cut the sides of the bag so you have the two halves–the back and the front sides. Discard the side with the logo.
  3. Step 2_bag

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  4. Lift and pinch the center of the bag and make a small bubble.
  5. Step 3_bubble

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  6. Tie off the bubble loosely with the thread or rubber band so a small opening remains. Turn it over and be certain you can see a small opening. This is the “head” of the jellyfish.
  7. Step 4_hole

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  8. Cut the part of the bag hanging down into strands to make the tentacles. Cut the strands so that there are various lengths and widths.
  9. Step 5_tentacles

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

  10. Fill the bottle close to the neck full with water.
  11. Add a few drops of blue food coloring.
  12. Turn the jellyfish over. Blow into the small opening and fill with air. Then fill the opening about half way with water.
  13. Twist the head closed and stuff the jellyfish into the bottle.
  14. Hot glue the lid on to the bottle.
  15. Turn the bottle upside down and then right side up to watch the jellyfish swim.
  16. Step 11_jellyfish

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

Download the most popular guide to finding and using educational apps for kids!



Tags: ,




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *