We have been learning a bit about animals and their habitats, including sea animals for the past couple of weeks. My girls are really enjoying comparing different types of sea life animals and how they adapt to their environment. Today we wanted to share our Easy Paper Plate Jelly Fish Kids Craft, which went perfectly for our science lesson. This post contains affiliate links.
Easy Paper Plate Jelly Fish Kids Craft
- Paper plate
- Party streamers or tissue paper
- Craft glue
- Paint and paintbrush
- Googly eyes
This was a super easy craft to create, but my girls had tons of fun!
Step One: Cut your paper plate in half. You only need one side of your paper plate.
Step Two: Allow your child to paint the entire front of the paper plate any color they desire. You can be jellyfish specific or let them use their imagination. Allow paint to dry for just a bit.
Step Three: While your paint is drying, go ahead and begin cutting the streamers. If you have older children allow them to cut their own, it makes great fine motor skills practice. For little ones go ahead and help them out.
You want to cut your streamers in half long ways. I cut my girl’s streamers almost as long as their arms, using 4 streamers, then cutting them in half. You should have 8 pieces of long thin streamers.
Step Four: Now that your paper plate paint is dried, flip it over to attach your streamers. Add one dot of craft glue on each streamer and glue.
Step Five: Time to create your Jelly Fish face. This is just optional, my girls have to have a face for every craft they make 🙂 Especially animals.
Glue down google eyes and with a black marker have your child draw a mouth if they wish.
Now your Paper Plate Jelly Fish is ready to hang in your home and welcome the beach days to come!
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