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Friday, April 11, 2014

Just a Little Jellyfish

Thank you for visiting me during the A to Z Challenge! I hope you'll join me throughout the month of April. I'll be exploring animal crafts with Sassy Pants for each letter of the alphabet. Not only that, but I'll be sharing with you some interesting facts about each animal. (Just to showcase what a nerdy homeschooling mama I am. LOL)

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
Coffee filter
Wax paper
Washable markers
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?

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