Easy DIY Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

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Easy DIY Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

Introduction:

Create a super cute paper plate jellyfish out of pipe cleaners. This craft is great because it’s a perfect activity for beginners, toddlers, and pre-schoolers because it’s super easy to make. Once finished, they can decorate the jellyfish however they like with the coloring materials of their choosing.

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Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Hole puncher

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Paint
  • At least 4 pieces of pipe cleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Materials
Step 1

Color the body of the paper plate jellyfish

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 1

Cut a paper plate in half.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 2

Once cut, you have 2 half-circle cutouts. Set aside the second one.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 3

Paint the paper plate with the color of your choosing. For this jellyfish, we chose a light purple shade. We mixed purple and violet to color the body of the jellyfish.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 4

The body of your paper plate is done! Set it aside to dry.

Step 2

Attach the tentacles to the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 5

Grab some 4 pipe cleaners, a hole puncher, and the other half of the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 6

Punch four holes on the straight side of the paper plate.

Use the picture above as a guide on where to punch the holes.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 8

Insert one of the pipe cleaners into the hole made from the puncher.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 9

Secure the pipe cleaner by twisting the end or by tying a knot.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 10

Bend and mold the pipe cleaner into “waves” to resemble tentacles.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 12

Repeat the process on the other pipe cleaners.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 13

It should now look like the picture above. You should at least have 4 tentacles.

Step 3

Assemble the body of the jellyfish

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 14

Get some glue and the colored paper plate you made beforehand.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 15

Stick the colored paper plate on top of the paper plate with tentacles. If you do this method, the knots and holes made to attach the tentacles are invisible.

Step 4

Attach some eyes

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Step 16

Stick some googly eyes on the paper plate jellyfish and give him a smile by drawing it a mouth using a marker. If you don’t have googly eyes, you may draw the jellyfish some eyes.

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish - Finish

Your super adorable paper plate jellyfish is done!

Extra Tips

  • Try different combinations of colors!
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5 COMMENTS

  1. What to sub for the pipe cleaner?

  2. Yarn, I guess?

  3. I made the back and front sides. So I can use it as a ceiling décor for my soon to be baby!

    • Congrats. My kids loved making these crafts though they also want to make the next one and discard the old ones

  4. The shape isn’t really right but it’s okayyy

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