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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Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

 

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Supplies

Day 1

  1. Take the mouth of the balloon and insert two fingers into the balloon stretch the opening.
  2. Insert the dinosaur into the balloon.
  3. Fill the balloon with water. I  suggest fillig it up until it is the size of an orange.
  4. Place the dinosaur eggs on a tray in the freezer.
  5. Freeze the balloons overnight.

Day 2

  1. Fill up three to four water bottles.
  2. Add a teaspoon of salt to each water bottle.
  3. Place the top on the water bottle and shake until the salt dissolves.
  4. Take the balloons out of the freezers.
  5. Cut the balloon near the knot and peel the balloon off the frozen egg.

How to Play:

  • Take the frozen dinosaurs eggs outside.
  • Place the eggs on the ground.
  • Slowly begin to pour the warm salt water over the eggs. It will start to crack.
  • The dinosaurs will begin to be released from the frozen egg.
  • If the dinosaurs will not release with pouring the warm salt water,  hold the egg  about 4 feet above the ground and drop it. Ice will fly everywhere but the dinosaur will break free.

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Giraffes Can’t Dance Activity

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This summer I read  Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker -Rees and instantly fell in love with the story. If you have a child who struggles to fit in or feels like no one likes them, I would take the time to read this story. It celebrates UNIQUENESS and being who you are created to be.  A WIN WIN in my book.

Extension Activity

Host a Dance Party. Add a little twist by playing Freeze Dance  where the child dances until the music stops and has to freeze like a statue. It will keep the child listening, laughing and dancing.  Older children will want to look at your hands so they know when your are pausing the music so keep them guessing by dancing crazy yourself.

I’ve created a Just Dance Playlist to get you started. HAPPY DANCING!!!

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