Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gentle Jellyfish

Jacqueline and I leave for our trip to california in 3 days! I am beyond excited. We are going to the San Jose area. My bff, her hubby and adorable baby girl live there. We will be staying with her for a few days and then traveling up north a little ways to stay with my Aunt Jackie and her family for a few more days. Jacqueline was named after Marc's grandmother Jacqueline and also my aunt Jackie. My Aunt Jackie and her family have yet to meet my Jacqueline so this trip is long overdue. My Papa Don, who is my only living grandparent also lives there and I am so excited to see him and have him meet Jacq.

We fly in on Tuesday, which is Jacq's 2nd bday! Wednesday Janna and I are taking our little princesses to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Growing up in Salinas just about every field trip I took as a child was to the aquarium. It's a very special place to me with lots of great memories. I am very happy to be able to share this with my daughter. My mom and step dad are also visiting California so the they will be joining us at the aquarium. Yeah!

So now to the craft....
In honor of our visit to the aquarium we made Jellyfish yesterday. They were very easy and Jacq loves playing with it.
I got this idea from the No Time For Flashcards blog.

What you need.

-Paper plate or coffee filters
-Markers
-Glue
-Glitter (optional)
-Wrapping paper (non seasonal looks best)

First let your child color on the coffee filter.



Fold your coffee filter in half. Here is what ours looked like after I added some glitter to it.



Now fold the wrapping paper like a fan and cut it in strips against your folds.



Now glue the 'tentacles' to the body and let dry. Here is our finished product.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are such a good momma! Did you tell her she gets to see real life jelly fish in a few days? She is going to flippin love it.

Janna, who forgot her password

Vanessa said...

Have so much fun on your trip! Im so jealous! I love Monterey and that whole area and of course the aquarium!! Take lots of pics... wait, duh you are all over that!! Good luck on the plane with Jaqc... Im sure she will do great!

Vanessa said...

Happy Birthday to Jacq!!!!

perfect just like mommy said...

This is such a super cute fun project! I'll have to try it out.

-Lilly

KT said...

New post, pleeeeeeease.