Create a Cute Ocean Creature with the Jellyfish Craft Paper Plate

If you’re looking to create adorable ocean creatures, my step-by-step instructions for making a jellyfish craft from a paper plate and colored craft papers will surely delight you and your kids! Not only is it a fun activity, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn about these fascinating sea creatures. Did you know that most jellyfish only live for a few months? However, if enclosed, they can live for a few years!

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft for Kids

Dive into the World of Jellyfish with this Craft

Jellyfish are usually found in the sea, but it’s not uncommon to spot them washed up on the sandy shores. To create awareness and educate children about these amazing creatures, I came up with this cute jellyfish craft. It’s perfect for preschool kids as we can talk about the different colors and shapes we use to complete this craft. The best part is that it can be completed quickly, making it an ideal art activity for preschoolers. You can use it as one of the cute ocean crafts for kids.

How to Make Your Own Paper Plate Jellyfish

Easy Jellyfish Crafts for Kids

I love how this paper plate craft for kids requires only a few materials. You’ll need:

  1. Paper Plate
  2. Acrylic Paint
  3. Paintbrush
  4. Colorful Craft Papers
  5. Pencil
  6. Scissors
  7. Glue

Follow these simple steps:

Step 1:

Begin by cutting a paper plate in half.

Step 2:

Select your preferred color for the first layer and paint the entire piece, leaving some smudges intentionally.

How to Make Paper Plate Jellyfish Crafts

Step 3:

Using a different shade of paint, fill in the smears you created.

Step 4:

Cut paper strips from two shades of pink craft paper using zig-zag or wavy patterned scissors.

Easy Jellyfish Crafts

Step 5:

Use a marker pen to draw the jellyfish’s mouth and nostrils.

Step 6:

Glue the wavy patterned paper strips onto the flat bottom side of the paper plate.

DIY Jellyfish Paper Plate Craft

Step 7:

Cut out two circular pieces of white craft paper and draw the jellyfish’s eyes using marker pens. Glue the eyes onto the paper plate.

Final Step:

Draw a mouth using marker pens.

Feel free to get creative and make as many jellyfish as you like, using different colors! You could even create a display of jellyfish in your classroom and combine them with other sea life.

Explore More Jellyfish Crafts

There are various materials you can use to create jellyfish crafts. For instance, you can use colored craft papers and attach pipe cleaners as legs. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also utilize items such as egg cartons, paper cups, or even plastic bottles to make your own unique jellyfish creations! Let your creativity flow!

Discover More Sea Creature Crafts

If you enjoyed making the jellyfish craft, you might also be interested in creating paper seahorses and paper dolphins. Additionally, I have an easy crab craft that can be completed in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for preschoolers.

Get Your Printable Jellyfish Craft Instructions

Keep the printable instructions for the jellyfish craft handy for future crafting sessions!

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