Our craft this week is Jellyfish! Lucky for us we did not encounter any at the beach so far this year! We recently took our granddaughter to Mystic Aquarium and we were all fascinated by the jellyfish! I wonder how many kinds there are in the world?
There are a couple of fun ways to make them. Let's start with this one.
Black construction paper
Clear contact paper
A couple colors of ribbon
First cut out the shape of your jelly fish. You will cut both the inside and the outside of the shape. See photo.
Now you can begin tearing your tissue paper into small bits. I like lots of colors.
Tape your contact paper to the table sticky side UP. Put the black jelly fish outline on the sticky paper. Now begin filling in the shape with your tissue paper bits. It's ok it they cover the black outline. You will be covering that up later.
When your jellyfish is all covered in pretty colors take another piece of contact paper and put it over the whole thing. Now go ahead and trim all around your jellyfish shape.
Cut some pretty ribbons and tape them to the bottom. Add a ribbon to the top for hanging and your jellyfish is done! Hang in the window for a suncatcher.
Or! Because here at the shop we love choices:
Recycled Soda Bottle Jellyfish
Empty clean soda bottle
With a sharp scissor - cut round the bottle. This will be the body. We are going to use the bottom of the bottle.
With the punch pop holes all around. Loop the ribbons through the holes. Add some googly eyes and a ribbon to hang and ta da! A Jellyfish!
Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean by Lisa-Ann GirshwinJoy the Jellyfish by Kristen CollierJanice Jellyfish and Tidal Pool by Speedy Publishing