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Jellyfish Birthday Card

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This bright jellyfish card is perfect for a first birthday. The tentacles wiggle and swish as you move the card.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Pink cellophane
Net bag (e.g. mandarin or onion packaging)
Googly eyes
Glue stick and PVA glue
Blank card
Small piece of scrap cardboard



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Starting materials


Method
Cut a rectangle of scrap cardboard about the size of the jellyfish head.
Cut 3 rectangles of cellophane the desired size of your final jellyfish and arrange these as 3 layers.
Glue the top of the first layer of cellophane onto the rectangle of cardboard with a glue stick. Repeat with the other layers, only gluing the section of cellophane which covers the cardboard rectangle.



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Cellophane layers glued onto cardboard backing


Cut a rectangle out of the net material the same size as the cardboard rectangle and glue the net on top of the cellophane using the glue stick.



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When dry, turn over and cut the cardboard rectangle into a semi-circle head shape leaving loose cellophane layers hanging down.



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Back of jellyfish


Make cuts into the loose cellophane layers up to the cardboard head to make swishy tentacles.



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Glue googly eyes onto the head with PVA glue.
Glue the cardboard head onto a blank card, leaving the tentacles loose to swish around.



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Your jellyfish card is now ready to send. You could add an extra personal touch with a drawing inside.



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Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Parent craft
#Greeting card
#Birthday card
#Jelly fish
#Under The Sea
#Cellophane
#Net
#Googly eyes
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