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Jellyfish Craft for Kids

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This easy paper jellyfish craft encourages tracing and scissors cutting skills and this makes it perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners. Older kids will love the cute jellyfish, too. Just take a look at the funny looking tentacles. And who could resist its big googly eyes?

Paper jellyfish craft for kids to make this summer as part of an ocean or under the sea unit. Great craft for preschoolers and kindergartners #jellyfish #ocean

The paper jellyfish is a great addition to our jellyfish collection. By the way, you have to check out its cousin, the paper plate jellyfish – as it is our most popular summer craft.

Summer is all about ice cream, beach, sand castles and jellyfish crafts, right? 🙂 OK, let’s not forget painted rocks , stick and other nature crafts. If you’re looking for even more craft ideas, here are 100+ easy crafts for kids.

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How to make a paper jellyfish craft

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Step 1: Print out the jellyfish template and cut out all the patterns. Trace them on construction paper.

You will need one body, five tentacles and between 5 and 15 paper strips that will make the tentacle bows.

Step 2: Glue all five tentacles to the back of the body.

Apply glue to the back of the body and stick it to the light blue card stock paper.

Step 3: Let’s make the tentacle bows, now. Apply glue to one end of a paper strip and stick the two ends together to form a circle.

Apply glue to the inside of the circle, right in the middle and press it together to turn the circle into a bow. Secure the middle with a small wooden clothespin for a minute or so.

Step 4: Next you can glue the bows to the five tentacles. Depending on how many bows you made, you can glue 1 to 3 bows on each tentacle.

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Step 5: Add the big googly eyes and use a black marker to draw the jellyfish’s mouth.

Step 6: I also made a few waves on the card stock paper to make it look more fun.

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