Today we have this fun Jellyfish craft that's perfect for kids and even preschoolers, with a little help with the cutting out part. Make sure to grab the free jellyfish template too!
My kids are obsessed with all things sea creatures. They love making all sorts of ocean crafts, like this paper plate fish and this cute little seahorse craft.
Kids will love this jellyfish craft! Aren't they so colorful and fun!
It's a fun way to learn about ocean animals while getting creative. Plus, our free template makes it easy to put together.
Simply print out the template, cut out the jellyfish pieces, and glue them together. It's a fabulously easy kids craft idea.
Then let your little one add their own personal touch with markers or paint. They'll be so proud of their jellyfish creation!
We cut ours out of different materials. We had some pieces of felt leftover from another craft and some fun colorful yarn.
Table of Contents
For this jellyfish craft you'll need just a few materials.
Colored craft paper: This will be the main color of your jellyfish's face and tentacles.
Felt: We used this as the base of the Jellyfish head, but you could easily use paper instead.
Yarn: To make extra skinny tentacles.
Popsicle sticks: We put our Jellyfish craft onto a popsicle stick to make fun Jellyfish puppets.
Jellyfish craft template: You can grab it at the end of the post.
- Craft glue
How to Make the Jellyfish
For this jellyfish craft you'll need craft paper, felt and yarns in your selected color scheme.
We used a pretty monochrome color pallet for each jellyfish. But they still came out stunning and colorful.
Print the jellyfish template and trace out all the different jellyfish pieces onto your chosen papers and felt.
We traced the smaller head part (the face of the jellyfish), the blush and the tentacle arms on craft papers, and traced the larger head part on felt fabric.
We’ve cut out the tentacles from yarn pieces and used matching markers to create lines along the tentacle cutouts for added details.
Now we can start putting our little friend together using all the jellyfish cutouts.
Now, take the smaller head piece or as I like to call it, the Jellyfish's face, and attach the eyes near the round side of the face. Use a black marker to draw the mouth on the jellyfish.
Next, attach the little blush pieces onto the cheeks of the jellyfish's face.
Now you can attach the arm pieces, or tentacles, to the bottom side of the face.
Then you can take the larger head piece, (the piece we cut from felt) and glue the yarn tentacles along the bottom side like shown above.
Finally, attach the paper jellyfish face and tentacles onto the larger felt base.
If you want to add more structure and stability to your little jelly friend, glue a popsicle stick to the back of the jellyfish to create a little jellyfish puppet.
And you have a beautiful Jellyfish.
Aren't these the cutest little jellyfish with their big eyes and rosy cheeks.
Alternative Material Ideas
You could use several different materials for the tentacles of the Jellyfish for a fun change-up to our jellyfish craft.
You could easily substitute tissue paper, old newspaper painted in pretty colors or even clear cellophane paper.
You could also use different materials for the larger head piece like using cupcake liners!
And of course, you can always decorate your jellyfish with things like tiny jewels, a bit of glitter glue or any number of fun items.
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This cute Jellyfish craft is so easily customizable using whatever fun materials you want to use. We used paper, felt and yarn. But the possibilities are only limited by your creativity!
- Colored paper
- Popsicle stick
- Jellyfish craft template
- Pick the materials you'll be using for your craft. We used orange craft paper, orange felt and coordinating colored yarn. Print the template and cut the pieces. Use them to trace out the Jellyfish pieces onto your material. Cut out the pieces carefully.
- Create tentacles from yarn and straw stripes down paper tentacles.
- Take the smaller face piece and attach the eye cutouts near the rounder side of the head. Use a marker to make a mouth.
- Attach the blush pieces to each cheek on the jellyfish's face.
- Attach the tentacles to the bottom side of the face.
- Next, grab the felt head piece and attach the yarn pieces to the bottom of the head part.
- Attach the finished paper jellyfish to the top of the felt jellyfish.
- And now you have a cute jellyfish all done!
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