Val’s Crafty Corner: Jellyfish Bookmarks

Valerie is a Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador
This idea for creative play and crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

Enjoy crafting with your kids!

During a recent family outing to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, we spent a good deal of time at these giant bubble tubes and at the jellyfish exhibit.

Seeing these jellyfish swim up-close is both magical and mesmerizing to watch! We knew as soon as we returned home that we would have to do a bubble-and-jellyfish-themed craft!

Since we were so inspired by the sparkling bubbles and stunning jellyfish, we decided to use paper from our Scratch and Sparkle Deluxe Scratch Art Kit to make beautiful bookmarks for friends and family!

Using the blue sparkle paper, I invited Emily to create an underwater scene. She started by drawing the waves and added some circles for bubbles.

She drew the jellyfish by drawing a half-circle, and squiggly lines to form the tentacles. She loved how these jellyfish sparkled and twinkled in the light!

Lastly, we cut each sheet to make four bookmarks, punched holes in the top to add a ribbon, and we were done! A simple and easy way to remember our trip to the aquarium and make a few little gifts for our friends.

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen: Blog Ambassador for Melissa & Doug from InnerChildFun.comValerie Deneen is the author of  Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.


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