Fail: Jellyfish in a Bottle

Name: Cammie S.

Original Inspiration:

What I Did: I saw this on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to try it because I babysit a lot and figured this would be a fun activity to do with the kids. I wanted to try it myself before I did it with the kids to make sure it came it good and we weren’t all disappointed. Good thing I did. I followed the instructions pretty closely, although my bag was not as transparent as hers and my bottle wasn’t as big or as clear. (Perhaps a Smart Water bottle would have been better?) I didn’t think those things mattered and figured it was more important to make sure the head and legs of my jellyfish were correct and I thought they were. As you can see, I was wrong. This looks like a soggy plastic bag in blue water — not exactly the sea life look I was going for.

My Result:

Next Time I Will: I tried cutting some of the legs off and refilling the head with less water to give it some air to rise better all to no avail. Next time I’ll make sure my jellyfish doesn’t have as many legs and try to make them a lot thinner; I think the legs overwhelmed the head and made the whole thing float at the top like a white blob.


  1. Christianna

    we epically failed on making Jello cookies off of Pinterest last night! they tasted like Robitussin and only one of the different colored cookies looked pretty!

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