Jellyfish Sensory Bottle

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Jellyfish  Sensory Bottle

Supplies

  • Water Bottle (VOS or Core)
  • Food Coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon Hair Gel
  • Plastic Grocery Bag
  • 8 inch piece of thread
  • Permanent Craft Adhesive Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut out a 12 inch square out of the grocery bag
  2. Take 1 tablespoon of hair gel and place it in the center of the grocery bag
  3. Pull the sides of plastic bag up and twist the bag around lump of hair gel to form a mushroom top size shape.
  4. Take the thread and tie off the plastic bag. Make several knots in the thread to secure body of the jellyfish
  5. Begin to make the tentacles by cutting the bag into slivers.
  6. Fill the water bottle up with water almost to the top
  7. Add food coloring
  8. Drop in the jellyfish
  9. Add more water until it reaches the top
  10. Place the cap on the bottle
  11. Shake it up to see how the jellyfish moves
  12. If you like how the jellyfish moves then glue shut the bottle. I  recommend either Gorilla Glue or E6000

Helpful Tips:

Get Crafty Crafty also provides a helpful instructional video.

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Watercolor Spray Leaf Art

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How to Create Watercolor Spray Leaf Art 

Supplies:

  • Spray Bottles
  • Food Coloring
  • Watercolor Paper

Instructions:

  1. Fill the spray bottle halfway with water
  2. Add the food coloring.  I suggest 20 drops to ensure the color will show on the paper.
  3. Go on a nature walk and pick random leaves
  4. Place the leaf or leaves on the paper
  5. Spray the paper with the colors you would like
  6. Allow the paper to dry for at least an hour
  7. Remove the leaf and see your watercolor leaf print

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Eyeball Ping Pong Drop Game

 

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Another wonderful Dollar Tree find were the Eyeball Ping Pong Balls. They were located in the Halloween section.  Immediately I thought – what a cool fine motor skill game for toddlers and preschool age children that I work with.  I also discovered infants like to make noise with the container and pick up the ping pongs.

Here are the steps to make your own Eyeball Ping Pong Drop game:

Supplies:

  1. Trace a circle in the center on the lid of the plastic container.
  2. Cut out the circle using either an exacto knife or a sharp pair of scissors.
  3. Arrange the stickers on top of the lid.
  4. Trace the inner circle of the lid.
  5.  Cut out two lid size clear contact paper circles.
  6. Place the clear contact paper circles on each side of the lid.
  7. At the center of the lid there should be a clear covered hole. You will need to cut out the clear inner contact paper circle to allow the eyeball ping pongs to go through the top.
  8. Place the eyeballs into the container.
  9. Place the lid back on the container.

How to Play the Game:

  • Take the eyeball ping pongs out of the container.
  • Allow the child to place the eyeballs into the holes.
    • For infants or toddlers you will need to model the skill a few times before they catch on. Infants may want to shake the container to listen to the noise the ping pongs make.
    • For preschool children you can practice counting numbers as they drop the ping pongs in the hole.

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