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Snack Cup Jellyfish

Snack Cup Jellyfish
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 7y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Julie Kirkwood
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Upcycled plastic snack cups, some tissue paper, and silly googly eyes are all the materials you need to make these jellyfish. To make them look like they are gracefully swimming, hang them over an air vent or near an open window. The breeze will make their light tissue paper tentacles move and sway.

How We Did It

Snack Cup Jellyfish
First we assembled our ingredients. My oldest son and I cut the tissue paper into squares.
Snack Cup Jellyfish

We started by painting a layer of glue onto the outside of the snack cup, then put on a layer of tissue paper, followed by another layer of glue. We repeated this process until the snack cup was covered and you could no longer see through the tissue paper (about two to three layers).

Snack Cup Jellyfish

We propped the creations up to dry on this old baby bottle drying rack.

Snack Cup Jellyfish

I used a small, sharp scissor to poke a hole in the center of the cups so we could later attach a string to hang up our jellyfish.

Snack Cup Jellyfish
Once the outside was dry, we flipped the snack cups over and glued the edges of the tissue paper to the inside of the cup. Then we added our tentacles, long skinny strips of tissue paper. We secured them with a dab of glue and let them sit to dry.
Snack Cup Jellyfish

Once everything was dry, we put a piece of craft string through the top and knotted it inside the craft cup.

Snack Cup Jellyfish

Our cute jellyfish look like they are wiggling and floating. We hung them over an air vent and when the air comes on, they look like they are dancing in the sea! 


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I love how you turned an old bottle drying rack into an art project dryer. In fact, I included it in a post on creative uses for bottle drying racks after the bottle drying stage. More on that here:

posted by: Jennifer on 1.31.2014

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