As part of our preschool beach theme – recycled jellyfish were a big hit! Recycle your plastic grocery bags and plastic bottles when you and your children make these lifelike jellyfish.
White plastic bag, plastic bottle, thread or string, scissors, food color, water to fill your bottle, hot glue gun or duct tape. This is posted with child care teachers and children in mind, but this would be fun for kids at home too. We watched this video while we made these. Enjoy!
Start with a white plastic bag.
Cut into two squares. You’ll have enough to make two jellyfish.
Work on one square at a time.
Bunch up the center and tie it off with white thread or string.
Cut strips for tendrils.
Looks like a halloween ghost.
Put it into a clear plastic bottle of your choice.
Add water mixed with blue food color.
Put the lid on tight, many teachers hot glue the lid or use duct tape to keep it shut.
Our kids had a great time making these jellyfish for our Preschool Ocean Theme. This little project goes nicely with Preschool Beach Theme – Recycled Jellyfish.
Light blue crepé paper, crayons, styrofoam bowls, masking tape, green construction paper circles or large googley eyes, curling ribbon, wide grosgrain ribbon, black marker.
Preschool Ocean Theme
This is the silly jellyfish our kids made for our classroom mural. I twisted light blue crapé paper across the space to resemble water. You can see the other ocean creatures we made as well.
Here’s a shot of all the jellyfish waiting to go for a swim! In the center is our “pet” jellyfish. First the kids colored the under side of the bowl. Then we just had them attach the eyes and ribbon tentacles with masking tape. We worked in small groups with this video playing on the iPad near our art table.