August 3, 2022

10 Delightful Jellyfish Crafts for Kids

Kids learn to think outside the box through craft activities. Marine life also helps them be more creative and has a profound influence on their lives. Making jellyfish crafts for preschool gives kids an understanding of this fascinating part of the world, and allows them to have fun exploring different textures.

Creativity in Jellyfish Crafts for Children

Jellyfish are marine creatures with umbrella-shaped bells, trailing tentacles, and trailing teeth that can be seen swimming freely in the ocean and seas. They are also anchored to the bottom by their stalks. This incredibly rare creature is not like any other creatures we know to inhabit the ocean. It doesn’t have a brain or heart. Its mouth can be found in the middle of its body. Although they can clone themselves, they don’t get caught up in their long tentacles and can go into space. The jellyfish are also known as Medusa in Greek mythology. She was an evil woman who insulted Athena and had her hair turned into snakes, making her look horrible. Some jellyfish species can be eaten as seafood, and some are used in many dishes. It is a delicious delicacy that edible jellyfish can be harvested and eaten in many Asian countries. It is important to teach children about the amazing and unknown sea world, which may spark a lifetime interest in marine life. Sometimes children are curious about jellyfish, their movements and beautiful colours. You don’t have to take your children to the aquarium. A great way to get them to be familiar with jellyfish is to use craft time to teach your kids jellyfish art and other crafts that will engage them. You don’t need any special skills or tools to make these easy DIY jellyfish crafts.

1. Paper plate jellyfish craft

This paper plate jellyfish craft will make your child happy. It can be used as pretend play or displayed.

What you Will Need

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush
  • Coloured yarns
  • Elmar’s tacky glue
  • One piece of cardboard
  • Googly eyes
  • Paint in blue and pink
  • Sticks of adhesive for jumbo craft projects
  • Craft knife (Used only under adult supervision).


  • Draw the jellyfish shape onto the cardboard. It can be cut out. You can paint it pink or any other color you choose. Allow it to dry.
  • Use a jumbo craft stick to apply blue paint to the top of your paper plate. Allow them to dry. You can also use regular craft sticks.
  • For the jellyfish, cut a 2/3-inch slit in the parchment plate.
  • Make several strands with the colourful yarn. Put some glue on the back of the jellyfish’s body. As tentacles for jellyfish, stick the yarn to the tacky glue.
  • Place the jellyfish in the slit of your paper plate. The stick should be held behind the paper plate. You can also stabilize the paper plate by holding the other hand. The jellyfish will move in the same way as water when you move the craft stick.

2. Painting with Jelly Fish Salt

Salt painting is a great way to create beautiful and artistic ocean art. Children of all ages enjoy watching their watercolours move on the salt while they paint.

What you Will Need

  • Elmar’s washable glue for schools
  • Salt
  • Cardstock paper
  • Paintbrush/Medicine dropper/Pipette
  • Mixing food colour with water or liquid colors


  • To make the jellyfish shape, squeeze the glue onto the cardstock paper. Fill in the jellyfish using glue.
  • Salt the design. To remove any salt, shake the bowl.
  • To make paint, you can either use neon food colouring or add a few drops of water to create paint.
  • Use a paintbrush to apply some paint to the glue lines that have been salt-covered. The colours will spread naturally throughout the design.
  • After you have finished painting, let it dry for at least a few days.

3. Cupcake liner jellyfish Craft

Cupcake liners are easily found all around the house. These liners are perfect for making jellyfish crafts because of their beautiful patterns and stunning colours. Cupcake liners are easy to cut, stick, and fold. They are great for kids starting their craft journey.

What you Will Need

  • 1 to 2 cupcake liners
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Ribbons and tissue paper
  • Glue and Duct tape
  • Eye stickers, black Marker or googly eyes


  • Make equal-length strips from tissue paper or ribbons.
  • Attach the paper strips to the inside of your cupcake liner.
  • Turn it upside down and attach the string to the bottom of your cupcake liner or the top of the umbrella using the duct tape.
  • Add the googly eyes to its side.
  • Hang the jellyfish on the string.

4. Hanging jellyfish Craft

Spray paint is a favorite of children. Although it can be messy, it’s a great way for kids to practice their writing skills. This simple craft uses a simple tool to make beautiful jellyfish crafts, which can be displayed in the classroom or at your home.

What you Will Need

  • Tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Coffee filter
  • Watercolors
  • Bowl lids/plastic lids
  • Stapler
  • Fishing line


  • The coffee filters can be cut into strips. The parts that are not folded can be used.
  • To make the lids look like a bowl, turn them upside down.
  • Make squares from the tissue paper.
  • Use a brush to apply glue or squirt the glue onto the inside of your plastic lid.
  • Place the tissue paper squares over the glue.
  • Let them dry.
  • Place long pieces of paper in a container with sides.
  • You can fill a spray bottle of watercolour with any color you like.
  • Spray it onto tissue paper.
  • Take the strips out of the container and place them on a tray for drying. Tissue paper that is creased will produce a better result.
  • Place the tentacles around a plastic lid’s rim.
  • To tie a fishing line, poke a hole at the top and hang it from the ceiling.

5. Craft: Glow in the Dark Jellyfish

This jellyfish craft will bring joy to your children and teach them about recycling. Children younger than 5 years old will enjoy making patterns and sorting beads to represent the jellyfish’s tentacles.

What you Will Need

  • Clean, empty yoghurt cups
  • Newspaper
  • Mod Podge
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glow-in the-dark paint
  • Eyes that are droopy
  • Threading/lacing cord
  • Paintbrush
  • Glow-in the-dark beads


  • Divide the newspaper into small strips.
  • Turn the yoghurt cup upside down. Use Mod Podge to paint the inside or use watered-down glue.
  • Add the newspaper strips to the top. Continue this process until you have covered the exterior wall. Let it dry.
  • To make jellyfish legs, run lace beads through the cord.
  • Tape the cord about 1 inch above the cup.
  • Use glow-in-the dark paints to paint the beads. Allow them to dry.
  • Turn the cup upside down and tape the jellyfish tentacles at the bottom.
  • Apply glue to the exterior surface with wiggly eyes.
  • It’s ready to glow in darkness

6. Jellyfish Wind Chime

Children can feel calmed by the sound of a wind-chime. This craft is a great way to encourage them to create one. This craft can be used to decorate your child’s bedroom or as a centerpiece for an ocean themed party.

What you Will Need

  • Clips for multi-colored paper
  • Optional: Jingle bells
  • Google eyes
  • String or plastic cord
  • Plastic cups
  • Small screwdriver


  • To make chains, join the paper clips. Each tentacle can be made in a different pattern or with a single colour.
  • Use a screwdriver or sharp tool to poke holes at the top of the cup.
  • Through the small holes, attach each paperclip chain to the cup.
  • Attach a bell to the bottom of every paper clip chain.
  • Place the googly eyes over the cup.
  • To hang the cup, tie a string through its hole.

7. Handprint Jellyfish Art

These amazing jellyfish make a stunning summer handprint souvenir.

What you Will Need

  • Multicolour cupcake liners
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Multicolour construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Googly eyes


  • Use a pencil to trace your child’s hand onto a piece of construction paper. It can be cut out.
  • Flatten a cupcake liner, and then cut it in half.
  • To make the jellyfish’s body, round off the base of your hand and place the semi-circular cupckae liners on top.
  • Use glue to stick the googly eyes onto the cupcake liner

8. CD and Ribbon Jellyfish Craft

This craft is a great way to get rid of boredom. It can be used as a classroom activity, a birthday party with ocean themes, or just for fun on weekends. Children learn about upcycling by using old CDs at their home.

What you Will Need

  • Ribbon
  • CD
  • Curly ribbon
  • Large, wiggly eyes
  • Permanent marker in black
  • Glue
  • Sponge brush
  • Tissue paper squares


  • Spread glue onto the CD’s back with a brush.
  • Place the squares of tissue paper over the glue and wrap them around the sides. Let it dry.
  • Two medium-sized wiggly eye shapes should be pasted to the CD. To draw a smile on the jellyfish, use the black permanent marker.
  • Use glue to attach the ribbon to the backside of the jellyfish.
  • For the jellyfish to hang, make a loop with the CD’s top.

9. Craft with jellyfish made from paper bags

This jellyfish craft helps children recognize line, colour, hue and form. It also fosters creativity and motor skills.

What you Will Need

  • Glue stick
  • Craft paint
  • Markers
  • Patterned scissors
  • Lunch bags made of brown paper
  • Mini cupcake liners in white
  • Foam paint brush
  • Tape with double-sided adhesive


  • Let dry and paint the front of your lunch bags with a mixture of colors.
  • Use your patterned scissors to cut the bag’s opening into fringe-like strips.
  • When you reach 3/4 of the bag, stop.
  • Two mini cupcake liners can be stuck or taped to the top of your bag.
  • For the eyes, draw a black dot.

10. Jellyfish Rockstone Painting

Stone painting is becoming a popular hobby among children of all ages. These stones are inexpensive and easy to find. They can be used for mantelpiece decoration, paperweights, or gifting purposes.

What you Will Need

  • Stone is smooth and relatively flat
  • Use a sketch pen
  • Lead pencil
  • Paint tray


  • Draw a sketch of the jellyfish using a sketchpad. With a pencil, draw the image on the rock.
  • You can paint over the pencil outline, and color the jellyfish eyes using a white posca pen.
  • You can paint the jellyfish’s head and tentacles using a purple posca pen. The main body of the jellyfish can be painted using a blue paint pen.
  • Use the black posca pen to draw the eyes and spots. Add small gold details on the jellyfish’s tentacles using the gold posca pen. Finalize the outline.

The strength and resilience of sea creatures is a sign of strength. They must deal with all the currents and survive any dangers that lurk beneath the waves. It is important to educate children about sea creatures through crafts that can do wonders for their overall development. Crafting helps kids relax, improves their happiness, enhances cognitive skills, fosters creativity, and encourages them to make new friends. Making jellyfish crafts for toddlers increases their focus, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which will help them achieve better academic results later in life. It’s a wonderful way to spend time with your kids and make lasting memories. They might be the ones who lead marine exploration and conservation in the future, you never know.

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