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28 Jellyfish Crafts for Kids

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Today, we’re sharing a nice collection of jellyfish crafts for your toddler, preschooler or older kids. Make them in the classroom as part of an under the sea theme or ocean animal study unit or at home during a hot or rainy summer day, when you are stuck inside.

If letter J is coming up in your letter of the week lessons and you want to pair it with an easy craft for kids, try any of these jellyfish ideas. J is for jellyfish this summer.

Jellyfish craft ideas for preschoolers and older kids

Use a wide variety of supplies, from paper plates and paper rolls to coffee filters and egg cartons. You will make simple, fun and cute jellyfish. Some can be used as hanging decor while others are interactive crafts that kids can play with.

Jellyfish crafts for toddlers, preschoolers and older kids

More ocean crafts for kids:

Because summer is a time of fun and excitement, our jellyfish are all colorful and happy. 

28 Jellyfish crafts kids

Bobble head jellyfish. Use the printable to make these wobbling, swimming jellyfish.

Tissue paper and paper plate jellyfish craft

Paper plate jellyfish. Create the jellyfish tentacles with yarn for a first easy sewing project for kids.

Paper plate swimming jellyfish. An interactive craft that kids can use as a toy.

2 paper jellyfish

Simple jellyfish craft. All you need for this jellyfish craft is paper, big google eyes and the template.

Paper bowl jellyfish. If you’re looking for a no mess summer craft, this is what you want to try.

Tissue paper and paper bowl jellyfish craft for kids

Paper bowl jellyfish. Another variation that uses tissue paper for the tentacles.

Glow in the dark jellyfish. Use glow in the dark paint and decorate your kids’ bedroom with these jellyfish. They will love it.

Plastic cup jellyfish. A great craft for kids to practice their fine motor skills.

Paper jellyfish. I love the mustache addition to these jellyfish and the fact that you can use the free printable to create them.

CD jellyfish. A fun way to recycle an old CD into a cute craft for kids.

CD and felt jellyfish. Another way to upcycle a CD into a jellyfish.

Painted rock jellyfish. Get a big rock and paint a happy jellyfish on it. Use pens and not paint for an easy painting experience.

Suncatcher jellyfish. Decorate the classroom windows or your kid’s bedroom windows with this beautiful suncatcher.

Salt painting jellyfish. The salt painting technique is a hot with kids.

Paper jellyfish. Easy paper jellyfish craft that will help kids practice their scissors cutting skills.

Newspaper jellyfish. Recycle an old newspaper into a simple jellyfish craft.

Seashell jellyfish. If you live by the ocean, you can use a seashell, paint it and turn it into a jellyfish. 

Bubble wrap jellyfish. What a fun way to use painted bubble wrap into a jellyfish tentacles. What would your jellyfish color be?

Paper plate jellyfish. Use paint, glitter and big eyes for these cute jellyfish.

Bubble painting jellyfish. Painting with bubbles. How fun!

Cardboard tube jellyfish. Paint the outside as well as the inside of the paper rolls for a more dramatic effect.

Egg carton jellyfish. Cute little jellyfish made with egg carton and yarn.

Cupcake liner jellyfish. Use any color cupcake liner and pair them with matching tissue paper tentacles.

Coffee filter jellyfish. A coffee filter can make a beautiful jellyfish.

Hanging jellyfish. A simple jellyfish craft idea for preschoolers.

Glow in the dark jellyfish. Use any plastic cup or recycle a yogurt cup for this jellyfish.

Handprint jellyfish. If you’re doing a handprint alphabet series with your kids, I have you covered for letter J.

Paper plate jellyfish. A great jellyfish craft for toddlers.

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