So my little Phoenix woke up this morning poorly with a stomach bug so that meant no forest school today and the first thing she wanted to do was learn about jellyfish (which belong to the group Cnidarians) so we looked at books and watched some videos.  Afterwards we decided it was the perfect time to make some jellyfish art so we got out our art supplies and got creative! I really love when we use several different mediums to make a piece. For this art project we used watercolours, chalk pastels and oil pastels. Nixie decided she wanted to show the lifecycle of the jellyfish being inspired by what she had learned earlier and I absolutely love how it turned out and I love Forrest's little jellyfish too. The rest of our day was spent snuggled up under a blanket on the sofa with her favourite show

Jellyfish Art


What You'll Need:

  • Watercolour paper
  • Watercolours 
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Oil pastels
  • white tempera paint 
  • masking tape
  • paint brushes

What To Do:

1. Set up your art space by putting masking tape around the edge of your paper

2. Begin by making a gradient for your background using your watercolour. Nixie wanted to use black, blue & purple. Then begin by adding your lightest colour to the top of the paper and gradually going down the paper allowing the colour below to go over the one above. Let dry. Forrest just had fun covering the paper in one colour. Let dry.


3. Now add white bubbles by flicking white tempera paint all over your paper with a paintbrush. Let dry. water it down a little so that it's not thick.

4. Now use your white chalk pastels to draw a picture of a jellyfish or anything you want

5. Use your oil pastels to add details in your scene