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Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft | Summer Fun Series

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft | Summer Fun Series

10 Fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

Summer fun can be as simple as pulling out some craft paints and paper plates. This fun paper plate jellyfish craft uses basic craft supplies and items found in your kitchen. It’s oh-so fun and will provide hours of indoor fun on a hot summer afternoon.

Check out these 10 Fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids!

For the second year in a row I am participating in a Summer Fun series with Nap-Time Creations and some other amazing bloggers. Be sure to check out the other blogger’s summer fun projects at the bottom of this post! Do you remember my bowling game craft from last summer? It was loads of fun too.

We had so much fun with this craft. My daughter is obsessed with Dory, mermaids, and everything under the sea lately. We used cupcake liners to make the tentacles, but you could also use any type of ribbon.

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Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

paper plates
cupcake liners in various colors
assorted acrylic craft paints
piece of yarn or string
clear tape
craft glue


Cut the paper plate in half. Paint the outside of each half, and paint on some eyes. Allow to dry.

Making paper plate jellyfish.

Meanwhile, make the tentacles by cutting around the bottom of a cupcake liner. One cut down to the bottom, then around the circle. For each jellyfish you’ll need 4 tentacles, and you’ll need to tape two cucpake liners together to achieve the proper length. So that’s 8 total cupcake liners per jellyfish.

Making tentacles for paper plate jellyfish.

Once the paper plate is dry, tape tentacles onto the inside of the face. We stapled a piece of yarn to the top of the plate for hanging. Lastly, glue the paper plates together and allow to dry completely.

Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft

She was so proud of how her paper plate jellyfish turned out. If you liked this, be sure to check out these other fun paper plate crafts. Here are the summer fun projects from the other bloggers:

Large Pick Up Sticks and Summer fun #5 on Nap-Time

No Churn Peanut Butter Ice Cream – My Suburban Kitchen

I Squid You Not Shirts – Winter Wear Designs

Backyard Bowling – We are Far From Normal

Large Pick Up Sticks – Nap-Time Creations

Head over to Nap-Time Creations/Summer Fun to see all the posts in the series.

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