When I told him we were going to the Tennessee Aquarium during our Spring Break, he was excited. When we visited the aquarium’s website and found out that they had a special jellyfish exhibit, he was over the moon. I don’t know how many times we looked over the pictures of some of the jellyfish that were going to be in the exhibit.
|Moon Jellyfish in a Holding Tank|
On the way out of the museum we stopped in the gift shop and looked over the jellyfish items they had on sale. There weren’t many and one jellyfish that caught JDaniel’s eye was a plush jellyfish with tentacles made of ribbon. I told him that I thought I could make him a jellyfish mobile for his room when we got home. He decided that I probably could.
While JDaniel was at school, I put it together. I think he could have done made a plastic jug jellyfish on his own, but I really wanted to surprise him by having it done when he got home.
It is really just a berry container with two types of ribbon (One was wide with colored stripes and the other was bright blue with sequins.) and bright green rick rack woven through the air holes. One of the types of ribbon has a wire in it that allows the ribbon to be bent and twirled into place.
The berry container was placed inside a cut down plastic jug. I used fishing line to connect the two plastic items to together. I wove the fishing line through a hole in the jug and down into a whole in the berry container. Then I wove it back out through the berry container and up through another hole in the jug.
The berry container was attached upside down so I could adjust the ribbons it I needed to and so I could put a light stick into the container from time to time. JDaniel would love to watch it glow.
JDaniel was thrilled with it. It is now hanging from the ceiling fan in his room. I don’t mean to brag, but I think this plastic jug jellyfish is cuter than the plush jellyfish from the museum.
Earth Day is coming up. I hope you will dig through your recycling bin to find items you can craft with. Maybe you could even make a tissue box creation. The Tissue Box Challenge starts next week on the 16th. I hope many of you will enter the contest.
This post is linked to Mrs. Matlock’s Alphabe Thursday. It is U week and this mobile is really unique.