Friday, July 29, 2016

Art Project #27-- Paper Bowl Jellyfish

We made these adorable paper bowl Jellyfish last week.  The boys all have them hanging in their rooms and they are just adorable.


In keeping with our 100 Days of Art Challenge we try to find different mediums and different crafts to try.  My boys saw these on Pinterest and they all wanted to try making them.

We pulled out all the supplies and settled down at our picnic table.

Alec decided to paint his Jellyfish purple with large purple dots while both Ian and Evan wanted to use tissue paper squares & glue to decorate their jellyfish.  We glued on some large googly eyes and set them in the sun to dry.







Once dry I used a pair of scissors to make a hole in the top of the head.  We threaded some string through for a hanger and then each of the boys picked out some ribbon for the tentacles.  We cut long strips of ribbon, curled them with the scissors and then taped them to the underside of our jellyfish.

Alec decided the ribbon was not nearly enough and since Jellyfish often have inner and outer tentacles that are of varying widths he asked if he could make some out of paper.  We cut some long strips of paper and he accordion folded them back and forth; taping them to the edge of his bowl when he was done.


One of the accordion folded legs

They just looked so cute!  I would have loved to keep them hanging in my garden but knew they would never hold up to the elements. 





Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit

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11 comments :

  1. These are really cute, might be fun in the garden too.
    Have a wonderful and safe weekend!

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    1. I thought about that; but wasn't sure how well the paper bowls and glue would hold up in the rain. They sure did look adorable when I hung them there to take the photos!

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  2. I'm so glad I found your blog! I've been homeschooled all my life and remember me and my mom doing crafts like these together. This brings back such sweet memories :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  3. Very cute, we usually make them out of old bottles but these are a great alternative #TheRealCraftyLinkParty

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  4. Those jelly fish look super cute indeed :)..Happy #OMHGWW :)

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  5. What a fun project! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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