Make a Jellyfish in a Bottle Craft

You have to make this jellyfish in a bottle craft! Kids of all ages will love this jellyfish in a bottle craft like: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids. This jellyfish craft is a perfect way to not only learn about jellyfish, but learn about the ocean, and can be used as a sensory activity. This jellyfish in a bottle craft is perfect whether you’re at home or in the classroom.

Text: Jellyfish in a Bottle- blue liquid in 2 liter bottle on a white background with shiny stuff inside.

Jellyfish in a Bottle

My son is obsessed with the ocean, so we made a Jellyfish in a Bottle as a fun preschool activity.

This floating jellyfish moves in the bottle just like it’s in the ocean! So cool! It’s just one more way to explore the ocean inside!

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Related: We have even more jellyfish activities for preschoolers!

Video: Jellyfish In A Bottle

Supplies Needed To Make This Jellyfish In A Bottle Craft

How To Make A Jellyfish In A Bottle

Step 1

Gather the film paper so that the center creates a bubble shape (this will be the jellyfish’s head!) and cut the bottom of the paper into long thin strips. Remove the excess paper so that there are between 5-10 “tentacles.”

Step 2= Add some water to the jelly fishes head and close it with a rubber band. Jellyfish in a Bottle
Add some water to the jelly fishes head and close it with a rubber band.

Step 2

Add a bit of water to the jellyfish’s head (you don’t want to fill it completely) and then blow a bit of air into it. Use the rubber band to close the head so that the water doesn’t escape.

Step 3 Cut the crinkly paper in strips so your jellyfish has long legs. Jellyfish in a Bottle
Cut the crinkly paper in strips so your jellyfish has long legs.

Now you’re ready to add your finished jellyfish to the bottle!

Step 3

Fill the bottle 3/4 full with water. Add a few drops of food coloring and replace the lid. Shake to mix the food coloring throughout the bottle.

Step 4-Fill with water and food coloring.  Jellyfish in a Bottle
Fill with water and food coloring.

Step 4

Push the jellyfish into the bottle and use the skewer to push it all the way to the bottom. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water. Glue the lid onto the top.

Step- Push the jelly fish in to the bottle and then seal the bottle. Jellyfish in a Bottle
Push the jelly fish in to the bottle and then seal the bottle.

As you turn the bottle upside down, the jellyfish will float back to the top. It is so cool!

Blue bottle with jellyfish inside- Jellyfish in a Bottle
Turn your bottle upside down and watch the jellyfish float up.

How To Make A Jellyfish In A Bottle

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Make a jellyfish in a bottle and learn about jellyfish, the ocean, and explore sensory activities with this fun jellyfish in a bottle craft. It is budget-friendly and great for kids of all ages.

Materials

  • 2 liter bottle with label removed (a jar would also work!)
  • Iridescent film paper
  • Rubber band
  • Scissors
  • Blue food coloring
  • Water
  • Glue
  • Skewer

Instructions

  1. Gather the film paper so that the center creates a bubble shape (this will be the jellyfish’s head!) and cut the bottom of the paper into long thin strips.
  2. Remove the excess paper so that there are between 5-10 “tentacles.”
  3. Add a bit of water to the jellyfish’s head (you don’t want to fill it completely) and then blow a bit of air into it.
  4. Use the rubber band to close the head so that the water doesn’t escape.
  5. Fill the bottle 3/4 full with water.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring and replace the lid.
  7. Shake to mix the food coloring throughout the bottle.
  8. Push the jellyfish into the bottle and use the skewer to push it all the way to the bottom.
  9. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with water.
  10. Glue the lid onto the top.

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How did your jellyfish in a bottle turn out?