Every summer when we visit our local aquarium we are always in awe of watching the beautiful jellyfish swim around in their tanks. We especially love the ones that change colors in the dark. They inspired us to make this colorful jellyfish craft that I’m sharing with you today. The best part, it requires no paint so if you’ve been on the hunt for a fun summer craft that doesn’t make a lot of mess, this jellyfish craft is perfect! Make sure to check out more of our ocean crafts while you are here.
[This craft was originally posted on May 5, 2016.]
How to Make a Colorful Jellyfish Craft
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- small paper bowl
- tissue paper (in any colors)
- self-adhesive curly gift bow (in any colors)
- googly eyes
- white string (to hang it)
- school glue
- packaging tape (or any sturdy tape)
1. Start by cutting up your tissue paper into square pieces. Use a few different colors if you want to make your jellyfish craft extra colorful.
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2. Turn your paper bowl upside down and add school glue all over the bottom of it and the sides. Put your tissue paper squares all over your bowl, covering the bottom and sides of the bowl completely. You might to add a little more glue to corners of tissue paper that are still sticking up. Let your glue dry completely.
3. Have an adult use your scissors to poke a small hole in the center of your paper bowl. Push your white string through the hole, tie a knot in the end and tape it down inside the bowl.
4. Remove the adhesive backing from your curly gift bow and attach it to the inside of the bowl. You’ll want to position it so it hangs down from the center of the bowl.
5. Finish your cute and colorful jellyfish craft by gluing on googly eyes. Isn’t it adorable? My daughter has loved to hold it by the string and walk it around making it’s little tentacles jiggle.
Looking for some fun books to go along with this jellyfish craft? Try one of these:
– Peanut Butter and Jellyfish by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
– Jeremiah Jellyfish Flies High by John Fardell
– Messy Jellyfish by Ruth Galloway
More fun Ocean Crafts for Kids
This adorable crab craft is sure to bring your summer a smile. Using cupcake liners to create the crabs makes this craft super simple.
Do do do do…Grab some old newspaper and upcycle it into this awesome newspaper shark craft!
These paper fish are super cute and unbelievably easy to make. The sparkly sequins add perfect scales details to the bottom of the fish.