DIY jellyfish

If you are studying an under the sea or ocean theme this term, these paper bowl jellyfish are great fun to make and are great for hanging from the ceiling or adding to a classroom display. They are also quick and easy to make, a great little art project for the whole class to get involved with.

You will need

The pearlescent paint seems to work particularly well giving a lovely shimmery look with the texture of the paper bowls. You could use just about any type of ready mix paint though or even water colour paint for a more subtle colour. Here is how we made our paper bowl jellyfish.

1. Paint the underside of a paper bowl and then leave the paint to dry.
2. Add some wiggly eyes.
3. Make a hole in the top of the bowl and thread through some cotton or thread to hang the jellyfish up with.
4. Place a strip of double sided stick tape along the inside of the bowl. If this is too tricky for little fingers to do, you could also use sticky tape.
5. Cut crepe paper into long strips and stick to the inside of the paper bowl.
6. Use tape to stick slightly shorter strips of ribbon around the inside edge of the bowl.
7. Hang the paper bowl jellyfish up using the string and enjoy!

Visit our Under the Sea Topic page for more fun activities.
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