Do you think mermaids eat jellyfish sandwiches? Actually some humans eat jellyfish. It is a delicacy in China, Japan, and Korea. Ours is not good to eat, but they are fun to make and look at!
Some jellyfish even glow, try using glow in the dark paint and put it in a dark room.
You can find them in every ocean from shallow waters to the deep sea.
Did you know that there are 200 different types? They come in different sizes. Some are very small and the largest is more than 2 meters in diameter.
The largest one has over a thousand tentacles. Its tentacles can reach 100 feet in length.
The color of the animal is caused by the pigments of micro-organisms that live with them. Jellyfish can appear green, brown, blue, pink, or red. Sometimes the color changes as the animals grow older.
The moon jellyfish is the most common in the world. The dome has four-leaf-clover shape design on the top just like some water bottles. This is one reason we made ours blue. When it matures, it changes to a purple shade.
Sometimes the moon jellyfish can be pink.
Before you make this craft you might want to look at some pictures first. They are really quite pretty. Or go to an aquarium and watch them swimming in the water. They are amazing creatures.
Making a jellyfish craft is a way to remember these creatures of the sea.
Here is another one you might like to make, using a coffee filter and a marker.