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?
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How to make a paper jellyfish craft
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- Jellyfish template
- Light blue card stock paper
- Colored construction paper
- Big googly eyes
- Black and blue markers
- Small wooden clothespins
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.
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.