This paper plate jellyfish craft is a great summer craft to make for an ocean or sea unit study. Preschoolers as well as older kids will enjoy creating it and learning about these cute ocean animals.
The results are adorable crafts that also encourage kids to practice their fine motor skills while working with yarn.
Paper plate jellyfish variations:
- Use colored paper plates
- If you don’t have tissue paper at hand, you can paint the paper plates
- No googly eyes? No problem. Draw them with a black marker
- Make the tentacles with crepe paper streams
I used to have many pets while a child at my parents’ home and when on my own, before having a family. I had a dog, a cat, a pair of hamsters and several birds.
But I’ve never been interested in an aquarium. I’m not a big fan of fish.
Nevertheless, I enjoy visiting the aquarium at the ZOO, not for the fish, though. It is the jellyfish and the sea horses that I find totally fascinating.
This is where the inspiration for this paper plate jellyfish craft comes from.
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Paper plate jellyfish craft
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How to make a paper plate jellyfish craft
Step 1: Start by cutting up the tissue paper into small squares. Young kids who aren’t comfortable yet with scissors, can just tear up the tissue paper, instead.
Step 2: Draw a wavy line at the bottom of the paper plate and cut along that line.
Step 3: Glue the tissue paper squares onto the paper plate.
Step 4: Use a hole punch to make several holes along the wavy bottom line of the paper plate.
Step 5: Cut yarn strands of the same length. Thread the yarn through the holes at the bottom of the paper plate and tie them up.
- paper plate
- tissue paper
- googly eyes
- hole punch
- black marker
- Start by cutting up the tissue paper into small squares. For young kids who aren't comfortable yet with scissors, you can suggest tearing up the tissue paper, instead.
- Draw a wavy line at the bottom of the paper plate and cut along that line.
- Glue the tissue paper squares onto the paper plate.
- Use a hole punch to make several holes along the wavy bottom line of the paper plate.
- Cut yarn strands of the same length. Thread the yarn through the holes at the bottom of the paper plate and tie them up.
- Glue the googly eyes onto the paper plate and use a black marker to draw a mouth. For more fun you can use big googly eyes, or glow in the dark googly eyes.