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Toddler Craft Activities Jelly Fish craft

This month we are focusing on an 'Under Water' or 'Ocean' theme for our toddler activities. We started the month by reading some of our favorite Under Water books and for our craft activity today we made jellyfish using paper plates and crepe paper. We are going to use them as decorations for my daughters Octonauts themed birthday party at the end of the month, but they look great stuck on a wall or hanging up in a bedroom. If you work in a day care or early childhood setting,  they look really good hanging from some netting on the ceiling.

What do you need?

  • Paper Plates
  • Crepe Paper (we used blues and oranges but you can use whatever colors you have)
  • Oil Pastels or Crayons
  • water color paints (or use a paint wash - 2 parts water to 1 part poster paint)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What to do

1.Cut a paper plate in half

2.Let your toddler draw and decorate the plate with crayons or pastels (pastels work best)

Toddler craft activity. Toddler Jellyfish craft

3.Paint over the  crayons or pastels.

Toddler craft activity. Toddler Jellyfish craft

4. Cut the crepe paper into thin strips (I used thick crepe paper cut in half.

5. Glue the crepe paper onto the back of the plate.

Toddler craft activity. Toddler Jellyfish craft

6. Punch a hole in the top and hang up!

Toddler craft activity. Toddler Jellyfish craft









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Monday 19th of December 2016

[…] originally only going to make the octopus, but I was talked into making the jellyfish too! You can find the instructions for these here, and we changed the colors to match the book (well sort of… my 2 year old absolutely wanted […]

Kate Williams

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Love these! We seem to be doing a bit of a seaside theme at the moment too, though mine is totally accidental ;) Thanks for linking with Tuesday Tutorials #pintorials


Sunday 29th of March 2015

Thanks Kate!

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Sunday 25th of January 2015

[…] Crepe paper can be used for so many activities. You can rip it, scrunch it, make strips, fold it etc. This is definitely worth having in as many colors as  you can. I’ve included 2 colors in our budget, but if you find them cheap grab as many colors as you can. Some activities that we have used crepe paper for include Crepe Paper Hearts and Jellyfish. […]

Mummy Melton

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

looks like so much fun, will give this a try #toddlerapprovedtuesday