DIY Thursday is back and more colourful than ever!

April 02, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Today we will be getting extra crafty and creating glow in the dark Jellyfish. These little creatures are not only super fun to make, but they are also the perfect way to brighten up a bedroom or play area.

What you will need (all available at Big W)

• Paper bowls

• White yarn

• Glow-in the-dark acrylic paint kit

• Paint brushes

What you may already have:

• Scissors

• Sandwich bags

• Skewer or sharp pencil

What to do:

1. Paint the bowl inside and out (the fun part)

2. Make the Jelly fish tentacles! Cut 10-12 pieces of yarn to your desired length. We suggest making them different lengths but keeping them within 70-90cm. To
colour the tentacles, place them in a sandwich bag with some squirts of glow paint and seal the bag. Squish the paint around in the bag until the yarn is covered, adding more paint if necessary. Try experimenting with different colours. Your Jellyfish can be as weird and wonderful as your kids desire, so let them run free here!

Pro tip* if the paint is too thick, add some water to the bag to help it spread.

3. Hang yarn out to dry.

4. On the top of the bowl punch two holes with your pencil (about 1cm apart) and thread a piece of yarn through both holes to create a loop. Leave the yarn untied and flip the bowl over.

5. Thread the rest of the tentacles through the loop so that they are folding in half and hanging form the bowl.

6. Flip the bowl and tie a knot using the piece of yarn through the two holes.

7. To make some different tentacles, unravel some of the string to recreate the wavy tentacles jellyfish have.

And you’re done! These jellyfish are super easy to make and should keep the little ones entertained for a while!

Tip: To charge your glow, place it near a bright light for 30 minutes. Then turn off the lights and watch them glow!


Book Review of the week

This weeks chosen Children's Book is "The day the crayons quit" by Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers.

Enjoy a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.

This comedic and lighthearted story not only takes your little ones on a colourful adventure but encourages them to take on a problem solving story to keep their minds active while cooped up at home!

This weeks story gets a 5/5 star rating from us.

Prize of the week

Want to win a $20 South.Point Gift Voucher?

1. Follow us on Instagram, like our new DIY Thursday post and comment your go to craft activity.

Winner will be announced by 12pm Friday 3rd April