J is for Jellyfish
I have a huge fear of jellyfish. I remember when I was at church camp in middle school. The camp was on an island off the South Carolina coast, and each day we had swimming time at the ocean. After hearing that a couple of people had been stung by jellyfish, I spent my swimming time sitting in the sand. I had NO desire to join the jellyfish in the water.
Here are some interesting facts about jellyfish:
- Jellyfish aren't actually fish, so many aquariums have started to call them jellies.
- A group of jellyfish is called a smack.
- Jellyfish have no brain or central nervous system. (I think I know some people like that.)
- Jellyfish are over 90% water.
- Jellyfish can sting even after they're dead. (I consider this a great reason to fear them. Anything that can hurt me after it's dead is definitely scary.)
Coffee Filter Jellyfish
Spray bottle of water
Color the coffee filter using washable markers.
Spritz water on the coffee filter using a spray bottle. I recommend placing a paper plate or something under the coffee filter because the colors will run.
Let the coffee filter dry. Cut thin strips of wax paper.
Attach strips to edges of the coffee filter.
We put a pipe cleaner through the middle of the coffee filter so Sassy could hold up the jellyfish and let the tentacles hang down.
Have you ever been stung by a jellyfish?