Deadliest Catch – Sea Monkeys Style – Crafts For Kids

Sea Monkeys Growing Your Own“Deadliest Catch – Sea Monkeys Style” Otherwise known as “How To Grow Your Own”

Our 5 year old small person recently received a “Grow Your Own Sea Monkeys Kit”. Yeah, I know. I said the same thing… huh? He however, was very excited and had to do-it-right-now-please-please-please. Grandma Juice needed more info. Like, do they smell? Will I have to actually touch them. ‘Cuz… eeewww.

So, I took to my favorite search Swagbucks to find out. (AND!!! I earned an easy 11 swagbucks, so, there’s that) Conveniently enough, the first listing was the kit he received. Read on Grandma Juice… this is what you want! No, no it isn’t. It just tells me how to buy MORE kits.

Back to Swagbucks. Didn’t earn any swag this time.

Well, after rinse and repeating a few times, I found some info. And I quote…
” Sea-Monkeys are a true miracle of nature. They exist in suspended animation inside their tiny eggs for many years. The instant-life crystals, in which the eggs are enclosed, preserve their viability and help to extend still further their un-hatched life span! Sea-Monkeys are real Time-Travelers asleep in biological time capsules for their strange journey into the future!”

Time travelers, very cool! But DO THEY SMELL?? DO I HAVE TO TOUCH THEM??

<More quoting> “Even though they start out so small, Sea-Monkeys grow up to be between 1/2 to 3/4 an inch in length during a 4 week period. At this stage, they’ll start to reproduce and have more adorable babies.” BABIES!!! I don’t need no stinkin’ babies!! Do I have to TOUCH them???

While this isn’t exactly the answer I’m looking for, this is as close to being uneewwwy (I just made that word up, feel free to use it) as I came. <more quotes> “Sea-Monkeys are in no way harmful to humans or the environment. If they somehow find their way into natural water ways or sewer lines, they simply will not be able to survive outside of the formula.”

Which means

  1. We will probably kill them. We can’t keep stuffed animals alive for more then a few weeks.
  2. While I may or may not have to touch them, they won’t kill me. Good to know.
  3. We started the grow your own process last night.
  4. We’re starting a betting pool on how long they live. Who’s in?

The picture above is step one in the Deadliest Catch – Sea Monkeys Style. Pour water into fancy tank. Let sit for 24 hours. Tonight we add those special eggs to start them growing. Follow Ethan and Grandma Juice as we kill  grow our own sea monkeys!!!

Stay tuned….


Click Here To See Day 2 Of The Sea Monkey Adventure!


  1. Hi. Just wanted to let you know how much I liked this post. I’ve recently subscribed to every mom blog on the internet thanks to Rafflecopter. More often than mot I ignore the posts and newsletters. But I really enjoy your style of writing and sense of humor. You seem a lot like me. Very laid back and relaxed, able to jave fun with your kids. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks amd have a good evening

    • Grandma Juice says

      Rafflecopter will do that!!
      And thanks for the nice comment! I’ve learned I have to be ‘me’ to connect with people. I’m not a pink hearts and rainbows all over blogger. As long as I remember my mouth filter, we’re all good! I started blogging a few years back because people said ‘hey you’re funny’… so… I’m throwing my kind of funny around!
      Do come back!! I LOVE ‘real people’!!

  2. I had Sea Monkey when I was a little girl. Did you searches tell you they are brine shrimp?

  3. Grandma Juice says

    Oh YES!!! And that sounded more eewweeyy… so I left it out. On purpose. To forget it.
    At least they can’t kill me =)

  4. I had never heard of Sea Monkey’s before! Enjoyed the post! Caleb would love these…I will be doing a little web searching! Thanks!

  5. Funny – can’t wait to see the outcome!

  6. This is very cool. I was laughing at your post, our stuffed animals don’t make it very long either, even if my littles one love them. I am interested to know how this turns out, since my kids also want to do this. We bought the kit once, and my little ones dumped the poor little eggs all over the floor–they didn’t even make it in the tank and they were dead.

  7. I hope your sea monkeys do better than my kids’ did. We never had any luck with these kind of kits. I can’t wait to see how they turn out.

  8. I could never grow those darn thing’s either with my kids. last year we fell for that one on TV grow your own fish (what ever the name was) they never grew, so it was us or a defective product. I paid $30 for to make my grand baby happy than quickly sad!

  9. First – I had to pause a second for the math above…haha!!

    I think my son would really like Sea Monkeys. We just got a fish and he’s a little bored with it. I’ll have to check these out!!

  10. I remember Sea Monkeys! I had some when I was a little girl 🙂

  11. Hope things go well for you and your little one and that you have some new hatch-lings soon. If he is interested would love to have him write a guest post for me about his experience with his new pets. We could do it interview style since he is so young but I know my readers would appreciate it. Not everyone is ready for a new dog but the kids want to have a pet to take care of and I think Sea Monkeys are a real option.


  12. Lo repito- JU SO FONII !!!

    I tried hatching some of those back in my day and they didn’t wanna hatch, soooo if any of those time travelers come out in lycra pants and platform shoes, you know who the original owner was. ; ) BB2U

  13. I so remember Sea Monkeys. Please post after to see how it did!

  14. I was just at a friends the other day who had a container of Sea Monkeys! I hadn’t heard of them for years, and now you did a post about them. She has had hers for awhile now and there always seems to be a fresh batch being born. Good luck!

  15. I always wanted Sea Monkey when I was a little girl, they are so neat. I’ll be curious to see how it works out for you – if it does, I may need to get some for my kiddos. Of course, we’re not short on pets – we already have fish, birds, a dog, and 2 cats, lol.

  16. We used to have sea monkeys. They only lived about 2 weeks after hatching though :/

  17. I remember having Sea Monkeys as a child. Surprisingly though, when I have tried to get them for my kids they seem uninterested. They are totally missing out. 😉

  18. I had these when I was a kid! I don’t remember them living very long though! I had a friend whose sea monkeys got quite big!

  19. My kids had these when they were little. What cool memories!

  20. Don’t feel bad. A stuffed animal doesn’t stand a fighting chance in my house either.


  21. I remember Sea Monkeys!!! We had those when I was a little kid. Cool to see they are still around.

  22. This brought back memories….and I love your style….always brings a smile to my face 🙂
    And I had no idea they were really brine shrimp…interesting!

  23. You are HILARIOUS! My kids don’t know about sea monkeys….yet….. : )

  24. HOW COOL!! My kids would want some sea monkeys!!! AWESOME!