Are you looking for a fun indoor activity to do with your children on a rainy day? Well, we have the perfect solution for you. At the TreeSwingStore.com we believe that an active mind is the best mind. Here is a super cute idea that is easy and will provide your child with hours of fun. This will also provide you with the opportunity to teach your children about an amazing creature of the sea. So if you can’t take them outside to play on their wood tree swing then try out this great activity.
Things you need to make your own jellyfish:
1. A transparent plastic grocery bag
2. Plastic water bottles
4. Food Coloring
· Flatten the bag and cut off the handle and the bottom part of the grocery bag.
· Cut along both sides to split into 2 plastic sheets – by the way, we only use just one of them.
· From the center of the plastic sheet, fold it like a tiny balloon to make the head part and tie it with the thread – not too tight. You must leave a little hole in order to pour some water in the head part.
· Now you’ll get the head balloon part and the remaining will be its tentacles. Cut from the edge up to the head part roughly. You’ll get for about 8-10 tentacles.
· For each of them, cut again into 3-4 small strings and just cut off the remaining part.
· Trim to make random long and short tentacles.
· When you have finished you should have a shape that resembles a jelly fish.
· Put some water into the head part to make it be able to sink. You must leave some air inside to make be able to float up.
· Fill up your water bottle.
· Put your jellyfish in the bottle with a few drops of blue food coloring. Screw in the cap and that’s all.
** We recommend that you glue the cap on the water bottle so that your child cannot remove the cap. **
Now, just let the kids turn it upside down – they’ll be surprised to see it moves every time they turn the bottle. For young kids this will help them exercise their hand and arm muscles when they flip, rotate or turn the bottle. They can also learn about the relationship between the direction of bottle and the movement of the jellyfish. For older kids, you can ask them questions about why the jellyfish always floats up to the water surface and what the difference is between the real jellyfish and the one in the bottle.
Your children will love this activity and enjoy their jellyfish for a long time. Here at the TreeSwingStore.com we think that spending time with your children is an important part of your child’s development and growing experience. So have fun with them and learn new things together. Don’t forget to check out our kid and adult wood tree swings. Keep them active and healthy both mind and body. They will love the time that you spend together whether it is making new things or playing on one of our great wood tree swings. So what are you waiting for? Try something new today!