Meeting a jellyfish in real life may not end up being a pleasant experience (Both my husband, my oldest and myself have been stung by jellyfish) but a paper bowl jellyfish craft is a must summer craft for kids.
Our paper plate jellyfish has been receiving such great love from our readers that we decided to make another version. This time with paper bowls and paper tissue.
If your preschooler or kindergartner wants to practice scissors cutting, this is a fun craft for them. They will also get a chance to paint and create with googly eyes.
How to make a paper bowl jellyfish craft
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We made three paper bowl jellyfishes using three colors: yellow, orange and red. We alternated the colors so each jellyfish had a bit of each.
- small paper bowls
- craft paint: yellow, orange and red
- string: yellow, orange and red
- googly eyes
- black marker
- tissue paper: yellow, orange and red
Step 1: Start by painting the outside of the paper bowls and let them dry completely.
Step 2: Paint the inside of the paper bowls. We alternated the colors so each bowl is painted in two different colors.
Step 3: Glue on the googly eyes and use a black marker to draw a smile under the eyes.
Step 4: Use a pencil to poke a small hole in the middle of the paper bowls. Push the string through the hole and secure the end with a knot. We used string to match the color of the outside paper bowl.
Step 5: Make the jellyfish tentacles with tissue paper. Fold a tissue paper sheet till you get an about 4 inch multi layer strip. Separate the layers by cutting the edges lengthwise. Fold the tissue paper one more time and cut slits on one side. Stop your cuts half an inch from the folded edge.
Step 6: Unfold the tissue paper and glue all the layers together at one of the ends. Attach the tissue paper tentacles to the inside of the paper bowl and secure them with tape.