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Jellyfish in a bottle



With school holidays just around the corner, here's a fun project that you can do to add some fun to your days. This jellyfish in a bottle looks so real, your friends will be amazed.


You will need:

Transparent plastic grocery bag
Plastic water bottle
Cotton thread
Food colouring


Here's how:


Use scissors to cut the handles off the plastic bag, to cut along the bottom and to cut down the sides of the bag.

You should now have two sheets of plastic.


Fold the bag to create a small balloon shape for the head and tie it with the thread – not too tight. You must leave a little hole in order to pour some water in.





Below the head part, cut from the edge up to the head - just below the thread.

You should be able to cut about 8 to 10 tentacles.








For each of them, cut again into 3 or 4 small strips.

Trim each strip to make random long and short tentacles.







Fill half the head with some water so that it will sink. You must leave some air inside to make be able to float up.









Fill up the plastic bottle and push your jellyfish in the bottle.

Add a few drops of blue food colouring.

Screw the cap on tightly and then tip the bottle upside down to see what happens.