On July 7th, 2016, we went to Wat Muen Ngen Kong to make jellyfish out of paper bowls and thick pieces of yarn!
The paper bowl was pre-cut with an x-acto knife on the bottom so that the kids wouldn't have a difficult time inserting the yarn into them. Once they inserted the yarn through the bottom of the bowl (from the outter part), they knotted it a few times so that when they pull on the string to move their jellyfish, it wouldn't fall apart!
After completing this very important step, they were left to decorate their jellyfish as much as they'd like with all the materials that were provided. We had markers, colored pencils, felt fabric scraps, and cut pieces of tissue paper for the kids to glue into their bowl and act as jellyfish tentacles~!
It was interesting watching the kids get into their work, it seemed like a lot of them were in awe after seeing my example of what the completed jellyfish looked like. They were very eager to glue down any scraps of tissue paper and felt pieces because they absolutely loved how they would glide around in the air when you'd toss the bowl around using the string.
Some of the students were so out of the box with this project that they made jellyfish hats and even hats with masks on it! I'm glad that my project inspired a lot of creativity with the children at Wat Muen Ngen Kong and I hope to do so again at my next workshop!