Crafts with Fifi: Make a glowing Jellyfish

I am Jellyfish by Ruth Paul (Puffin) is a charming story about a jellyfish who is driven to the depths of the deep blue ocean by swordfish – while she is there, she works out her true purpose.

Keep your hands and brain busy with glue, tape and scissors – and have crafty fun with Fifi: make a glow-in-the-dark jellyfish for your next under the sea disco.

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1. What you need

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2. Make it glow

3. Make the tentacles

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4. Paint your jellyfish

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5. Put it together

6. Turn out the lights

Find out more about I am Jellyfish, by Ruth Paul, and purchase it, here.


Check out more of Fifi’s crafts here!

Fifi Colston
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Fifi Colston is a freelancer with fingers in many creative pies. She is a published junior fiction novelist, children’s book illustrator of more than 50 titles, poet and a long-standing television presenter of arts and crafts on firstly TVNZ’s What Now and then The Good Morning Show. Fifi is a veteran of Wearable Arts; a finalist and award winner over 26 years with 26 entries in show. She also works in the New Zealand film industry as a costumier, puppet maker and illustrator.

When she has a moment, Fifi visits schools and community groups, inspires budding artists and writers and runs workshops in creative process. You can find her at