Intro: Jerry the Jamin' Jellyfish
Jerry the Jamin' Jellyfish originated as a school project, but evolved far beyond that. Jerry is a flat pack, slotted construction, Halloween costume for middle school aged children. Jerry is 100% recyclable and can be built and constructed in a very short amount of time. Since he has a flat pack design he is extremely simple to store and wear again and again for years to come.
Design Brief: I had to design and develop a Halloween costume for a middle school aged child that is a non-fish marine organism, with a flat pack design, slotted construction and is made completely of recycled cardboard.
• The costume must use slotted construction.
• The costume must be of a flat-pack design.
•The costume must be a non-fish marine organism.
• The costume must fit a middle school aged child.
• The costume must fit comfortably enough to be worn as a Halloween costume.
• The costume must be made completely of recycled cardboard.
Supply list :
ITEM MATERIAL DESCRIPTION QTY SIZE REMARKS - PART
S1 CARDBOARD 4 SINGLE-PLY EACH NO LESS THAN 60IN X 40IN
Tools and Equipment list:
ITEM TOOL USE
TI CUTTING MAT Safely and efficiently cut out pieces
T2 UTILITY KNIFE Easily cut out pieces
T3 RULER Measure lengths for smaller pieces
T4 PENCIIL Sketch outline of piece
T5 CIRCLE TEMPLATE OR COMPASS Draw accurate circles
T6 Tape Measure Measure lengths for larger pieces
Step 1: PART P1: HEAD PLATE
Part P1: Head Plate
1. Measure a semicircle with a length of 40inches and a height of 25inches using a tape measure (T6) and ruler (T3)
2. Cut out with a utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
3. Cut 3 5-inch slits along the bottom with a utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
4. Cut 7 more slits of the same length along the top edge with a utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
Step 2: PART P2: TOP ARCH
1. Using a pencil (T4) draw a 60 in. by13 in. rectangle
2. Along the sides draw 7 rectangles that are 5 in. wide and 1 in. long at 5 in. intervals
3. On each end draw 1 rectangle of the same dimensions as above
Step 3: PART P3: BASE PLATE
1. With a pencil (T4), draw a 45x10 inch rectangle on your cardboard (S1)
2. Along the long side draw 3 rectangles 5 in. wide and 1in. long at 5 in. intervals
3. Cut this piece out with a utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
4. Using your utility knife (T2) cut one 5 in. slit at each end
5. Using your compass (T5) cut a circle in the center with a circumference of 21in.
6. On each side of the circle cut 5 3in. slits using your utility knife (T2)
7. On each side of the circle cut 2 horizontal 1in. slits using your utility knife (T2)
Step 4: PART P4: TENTACLE
1. Using your pencil (T4), draw a triangle with a 5in. base on a 17in. x 5in. piece of cardboard
2. Starting 1in. in from each end of the triangle draw a curved line 10in. down
3. Cut this out with your utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
4. Repeat steps 1-3 until you have 8 tentacles
Step 5: PART P5: HEAD STRAP
1. Cut out a 16in. by 2in. band with your utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
2. Cut out an arrow on each end with your utility knife (T2) on a mat (T1)
Step 6: PARTS LIST
At this point you should have the following parts completed:
ITEM QTY PART NAME
P1 2 Head Plate
P2 1 Top Arch
P3 1 Base Plate
P4 10 Tentacle
P5 1 Head Strap
Step 7: ASSEMBLY: STEP 1
Now it's time to begin assembly.
Slide the ten P4 tentacles into the ten slots next to the hole in your P3 Base Plate.
Step 8: ASSEMBLY: STEP 2
Slide your P5 Head Strap into the rest of the slots next to the hole in your P3 Base Plate.
Step 9: ASSEMBLY: STEP 3
Insert your P2 Top Arch into your P3 Base Plate.
Step 10: ASSEMBLY: STEP 4
Insert this piece into both of your P1 Head Plate pieces.