I absolutely love this cute hand print jellyfish craft. We made these to go on my sons door, which with all of the fun ocean crafts that we have been making lately is turning into something of an ocean display board. These little jellyfish look so cute and the best part is they’re super simple and easy so they’re perfect for preschool aged children to make aswell as older kids.
Here’s what we used.
How to make our cute HAND PRINT jellyfish craft.
First we start off with the fun part! Take your paints and paint little ones hands in your chosen colours. Print the hand prints down with fingers spread apart and then put aside to dry.
Once dry, take your markers and draw several squigly lines down from between the four fingers to make the jellyfish tentacles. If your marker is thin you may need to go over the tentacles to thicken them up.
Optionally finish off by giving your jellyfish some eyes. We used eye stickers but if you dont have these you could simply cut some out of paper and use your markers to draw on the details. Aren’t they just the cutest?!
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If you’ve followed the blog at all you will know that my son is mad about all things under the sea. He loves learning about the ocean environment and its inhabitants though his books and we read some of national geographic kids ultimate oceanpedia almost every single day. He loves watching documentaries together too and more often than not hes the one teaching me something new! It was actually him who gave me the idea for this cute paper plate jellyfish when he said how he thought the bubble wrap from our parcel looked like a jellyfish. I’d already planned to get some paints out for him and his sister so we merged the two ideas and came up with these little cuties!
Here’s what we used
A good sized paper plate
Paintbrush or sponges
Paper (we used pink, black and white)
How to make a cute paper plate jellyfish.
First take your paper plate and cut a wavy line down through the center. You can make two jellyfish from one paper plate.
Take one half of your paper plate and use your sponges and paint to decorate it. When you have finished, pop your paper plate to one side to dry.
Whilst your paper plate is drying, cut out some strips of bubble wrap and lightly paint the bubble side. Put these aside to dry with your plate.
Once your jellyfish head is dry you can give your jellyfish a face. To make our eyes we used a large white circle for the outer eye, a slightly smaller black circle for the pupil and a small white circle for the light spot. For the mouth we just cut out a small semi-circle piece of pink card.
Finish off your jellyfish by gluing your dried bubble wrap strips centrally on the back of your paper plate.
Your adorable paper plate jellyfish craft is finished! Aren’t they just the cutest? They look fab on walls, display boards and hung up from the ceiling.
How Cute are these little wavy paper jellyfish? The idea for these actually came about when I was making my Halloween paper ghosts and my son said how they looked like Jellyfish. He absolutely loves all things under the sea so I tweaked about with the original craft and came up with these. i’m pretty pleased with them too!
You will need
2 pieces of Coloured paper White paper Black paper or marker Scissors glue
To make the body of your jellyfish; take your two pieces of coloured paper and glue them together in the portrait position.
Use your scissors to Round off the top corners of your paper. This will make the dome shape of your jellyfish.
Take your scissors and cut strips into the bottom of your jellyfish. Stretch them up to about half way up your top piece of paper.
Now, take your first strip and begin folding it using accordion folds (like a fan) by following a pattern of folding one way and then back the other.
Repeat this step with the rest of your strips.
Now to finish your wavy paper jellyfish! cut and stick two white circles for the eyes and then using your marker or black paper; add two pupils and a smiley mouth.