A Jellyfish Made Out of a Recycled Plastic Keg




Introduction: A Jellyfish Made Out of a Recycled Plastic Keg

About: I love creating objects out of recycled material

Jellyfish seems to be a very dangerous animal for us. But plastic is much more dangerous for our oceans.

Don't you think so?.

Sometimes, turtles eat plastic bags because they look like jellyfish. Isn't it dangerous?.

Plastic bottles can last for several years in our oceans, polluting the sea and becoming a poisonous food for fishes.

The jellyfish of this project is made out of recycled plastic kegs.

Before, the keg use be a craft beer container..After, it look like a jellyfishe.

With this project we can give a second life recycling plastic. It's not a real life, they do not breathe. But, if we watch them, we can think about how dangerous could be plastic trash in our oceans.

Wich one do you think that is more dangerous?

Jellyfishes or plastic bottles?

Step 1: Step-by-step Summary

Step 2: Preparing the Plastic Keg - Barrel

We will remove the top and the bottom of the keg.

We will cut strips from the base to the top.

With a cooking torch, we will apply heat in order to make the tentacles. They will take curly shapes.

Step 3: Jellyfish

The jellyfish is ready to be hung. They can decorate an aquarium, Or hanging from the ceiling, it may look like a flying jellyfish

Step 4: Other Jellyfish Shapes

Step 5: Flying Jellyfish

Step 6: Jellyfish in the Sea

I can dream that may jellyfish has a real life, but it's just my immagination.

Plastic is more dangerous for the oceans than jellyfish.

What do you think?

Step 7:

The step by step illustration is made by Jaime


Step 8:



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    7 Discussions

    such a cool idea w/plastic bottles. I have been painting avengers on them to plant cactus....I wonder , have you ever tried making hot glue strings attached 2 the tenticles or does it just get all tangled

    1 reply

    I've never did it. Thanks for your comment!!!

    nice instructable and neat illustrations! thanks for sharing!

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    1 year ago

    Wow...interesting and creative method with the torch to get shrinking and a cool effect! Also did you draw that little illustration, if so it's adorable :)

    1 reply

    Hi!! Thanks for your comment. The illustration is made by one of my favourite artists. His name is Jaime, he's 16 years old https://www.instagram.com/the_randomart/

    This looks really cool!!!!!