Paper plate jellyfish craft

Smallest Child and I seemed to be having a bit of an underwater themed day. We’d made seahorses already and then I came up with the idea of making this paper plate jellyfish craft. It’s really quick and easy to do, and with only a few materials.

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What you’ll need

To make the paper plate jellyfish craft you’ll need a paper plate (obviously), PVA glue, tissue paper, ribbon (optional) and either googly eyes or a marker pen

How to make the paper plate jellyfish

Cut your paper plate in half. Cover the plate with tissue paper. You can either cover it using strips like I did. Or you can do what Smallest Child did and scrunch up various colours of tissue paper and stick them all over the place!!

Glue some googly eyes to the face. If you haven’t got any then you can just draw eyes on the jellyfish but you’ll need to wait until the glue is dry.

Finally, cut some lengths of ribbon, we decided to use different colours and slightly different lengths. Glue these to the back of the plate and you’re all done. You could glue a straw or lolly stick to the back and use it as a puppet. Alternatively attach some string and hang it up.

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More toddler craft ideas

I hope you’ll enjoy making this paper plate jellyfish craft. If you’re looking for other things to do with your kids there’s a whole section dedicated to toddler activities (just click here). You can find easy children’s science experiments by clicking here. For lots of other children’s activities and craft ideas click here. Free Time with the Kids is all making the most of the time that you spend together as a family. That can either be on day trips and visits, or when you’re at home. All of my crafts and activities are cheap and easy to do. Let’s face it, children’s attention spans aren’t that long, so they’re also quick for you to do together. You don’t need any special kit to do them.

Paper plate jellyfish craft ideas | Cheap toddler craft ideas | Free Time with the Kids

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