Make your own jellyfish in a bottle using recycled materials and items from the kitchen.
- Empty clear plastic bottle with lid (label removed)
- 1 white plastic grocery bag
- Thread or small rubber band
- Food coloring
- Hot glue
- Cut the handles and bottom off the plastic grocery bag.
- Cut the sides of the bag so you have the two halves–the back and the front sides. Discard the side with the logo.
- Lift and pinch the center of the bag and make a small bubble.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill the bottle close to the neck with water.
- Add a few drops of blue food coloring.
- Turn the jellyfish over. Blow into the small opening and fill with air. Then fill the opening about halfway with water.
- Twist the head closed and stuff the jellyfish into the bottle.
- Hot glue the lid on to the bottle.
- Turn the bottle upside down and then right side up to watch the jellyfish swim.