One of our favourite crafting materials for using with toddlers is paper plates. They are more sturdy than paper and because there are round they can be used for some many crafts. This easy paper plate craft is ideal for your ocean loving tots. So here we go our Simple Paper Plate Jelly Fish to make with toddlers.
Jellyfish craft for toddlers
Jellyfish are such an easy craft to do with your toddlers. We made a few as each paper plate can be used to create 2 separate jellies. This version of our craft uses paper but scroll down and we have included a picture of when we created this and instead used bubble wrap for the tentacles.
Materials needed to Make your Paper Plate Jellyfish
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How to Make Paper Plate Jelly Fish with your Toddler
Cut the paper plate in half – each plate will make 2 Jellyfish.
Now provide an area to create on our toddler loves to paint in his high chair but a small table would work just as well.
Pour the paint into dishes and supply the paint in dishes that are easy for your toddler to access the paints.
I supplied him with sponge brushes however you can see that he spent most of his time decorating with his fingers.
Once he had decorated we hung on the drying wrack we use. It’s just a hang-up washing line but I find it great for drying paintings with.
Whilst they were drying I showed J how to tear the paper into strips and create the tentacles for the Jellyfish.
With the paper plates dry we attached the tentacles with sticky tape and I drew on some faces.
More Jellyfish Activities for Toddlers
Make a letter page for your own alphabet book with our J is for Jelly Fish activity.
Another J is for Jellyfish activity from Red Ted Art to make Handprint Jellyfish.
If you like the letter of the week idea to do with your toddlers and preschoolers then check out this selection of Letter J Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers from Crystal and Co.
Show your kids why plastic pollution like plastic bags is a problem in the ocean with this Jellyfish in a Jar Experiment.
Why not try these bubble printed Jellyfish from Red Ted Art they look really great and fun to make with your little ones.
More Toddler Crafts with Paper Plates
Have fun and create a paper plate lion this uses the same tearing technique for the mane as this Jellyfish does.
Another fun toddler paper plate craft to make a monkey. We loved doing this one alongside the lion so we had a collection of Jungle Animal Crafts to go alongside our Under the Sea Crafts.
Ocean Themed Activities & Ideas for Toddlers
If your toddler is loving the jellyfish craft and would like to explore Under the Sea more check out some of our other Under the Sea and Ocean Themed Activities below.
Make your own Sea Turtle Stamps for this book based under the sea activity for kids.
Use a salad spinner to create some interest patterns for this Spin Art Fish Craft.
Following on from the torn paper used here make torn paper sea horses inspired by Mister Sea Horse by Eric Carle.
We love combing activities and books so after making the Jellyfish here we read the Jellyfish poem in Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae, one of our favourite Ocean Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers.
If you are looking for just Jellyfish then check out these Jellyfish books for kids from 3 Boys and a Dog.