Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Egg Carton Challenge- A Jellyfish Forest

Our Jellyfish forest
We used an egg carton, neon acrylic paint and then topped it with glow in the dark paint
Added iridescent Easter grass for tentacles and some glitter and voila a Jellyfish Forest
We hung them over the kids water bead sensory table with a black light, mirror sheet (its actually mirror paper) and let the kids explore
Creating our jelly fish
gluing tentacles
adding glitter
more glitter
glow int he dark paint
And our original paint coat.

Okay so normally I do not do project based art. But this project had a purpose. We went to the Aquarium where they had a fantastic exhibit where you could pet Moon Jelly Fish. That's right touch the jelly fish I did not know there were any jellies that were safe for touch. Anyway Mikey and Kaia loved it. We kept going back where they kept touching the Jellies. Mikey especially was enthralled. He has been asking for jellyfish ever since he wanted them in the Ocean water table but I have been unable to find any (toy jellyfish). So we decided to make some and that is why we now have a moon jelly forest.

This challenge was made from Tinkerlab


RedTedArt said...

Oh my, those are BRILLIANT! They look AMAZING under that light. Gorgeous.

Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!!

Maggy & Alissa

artsy_momma said...

Very cool! I love how you made them glow :)

WildPreschoolTwins said...

love this post!!!!

Happyscrapper42 said...

Stopping by from TGIF Linky. I had to check out your post I LOVE jellyfish. Touch moon jellies? Oh I am so jealous. Our aquarium has them but you do NOT get to touch them. What a unique experience. I have to say the final product with the black light on is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

WOW! I love how they glow under that black light! I've done several jellyfish crafts with my kids over the years, but I've never used easter grass. Love it! I will definitely try to use that next time. Hope it's not too late for me to find it in the stores! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from TGIF...

Bekah said...

WOW! I love this jellyfish forest idea, definitely going to attempt making this during our ocean theme. Stopping by from TGIF! You've been pinned.

Bekah @SonshineTotSchool.blogspot.com

Kristina said...

So glad you linked this up while commenting on our Moonjelly posts!! Your egg carton jellies are awesome and LOVE how you made a glow in the dark sensory/ play bin to go along with them. Very creative!!

Miss Kitty said...

I recently saw where some of the Anthropology stores had underwater displays in their windows (in conjuction with saving the coral reefs) and one of the most amazing to me was one that had faux jelly fish incorporated. I think using Easter grass for tentacles was genius! Love the black light aspect also.

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