Summer Craft: Jellyfish Mobile

8th of August 2016

Summer is here and we have a craft that will be a splash with your kids. You don’t need much, and probably already have these materials in your home.

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You will need:

  • 1 Ball of Yarn
  • Assorted Washable Paints
  • 2 Paper Plates
  • Scotch Tape
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cup of Water For Brushes
  • Washable School Glue


summer craft

Step 1:

Cut one paper plate in half. Set one half aside. With the other half, cut out the inner part, cutting away the edge of the plate. This will be used for the baby-sized jellyfish. Cut one more paper plate in half, and cut out the inner part for the second baby jellyfish.

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Step 2:

Punch a hole at the top center of the arch on both small half circles. Next, one hole at the top of the larger half circle (momma jellyfish), and one hole punch on each side of the bottom of the half circle.

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Step 3:

It’s time to decorate our jellyfish! Choose vibrant colors and paint the body of your jellyfish. You can paint on eyes, or use left-over scraps of the paper plates to cut out eyes. Get creative with your creation. We chose to give momma jelly large round eyes, and the baby jellies tiny little eyes. Wait 5 minutes for paint to dry.

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Step 4:

Cut several strands of yarn to be used as tentacles on your jellyfish. Shorter strands for the babies and longer strands for the momma jelly. Place strands along the back side of your jellies. Don’t worry about having them all the same length or perfectly lined up. Cut a piece of scotch tape for each jellyfish long enough to secure the yarn tentacles to the back of the jellyfish.

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Step 5:

Cut two long strands of yarn. Tie one end of the yarn to the top of the baby jellyfish, and the other end of the yarn to the bottom of the momma jellyfish. Repeat this step on the other side for the second baby jellyfish.

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Step 6:

Tie a loop at the top of the mamma jellyfish and hang in your home for all to admire.

Children's Foundation Rebecca Ustrell
Rebecca Ustrell, Community Outreach Coordinator
Becky acts as liaison for Children’s Foundation of America. On any given day she could be meeting with potential donors, coordinating a fundraising event, recruiting volunteers and forming partnerships with other nonprofits that can benefit from the help of our foundation. Becky is currently studying sociology as well as fine art and helps organize the Claremont Art Walk. You will most likely find Becky working on freelance illustrations, playing the cello, mingling at a chamber of commerce event or volunteering in the community.

One thought on “Summer Craft: Jellyfish Mobile”

  1. Becky says:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed our blog!

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