I like to encourage my three children to get involved in choosing the arts and crafts activities that we do together at home. This is great for their confidence and they often come up with much better ideas than I can. So when my preschooler asked if we could make some Jellyfish art, we set to work gathering arts and crafts supplies from our making box.
We then started chatting about the different ways we could create our Jellyfish craft. We had a big sheet of bubble wrap in our making box and decided that this would be great to use for the Jellyfishes clear body. Freddie then suggested pipe-cleaners for their wiggly tentacles. And of course we had to use our favourite googly eyes to finish off our Jellyfish picture.
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We started off the activity by diluting some blue paint with a little bit of water and giving it a good mix together.
I then gave each of my children a paintbrush and a sheet of white paper. They then brushed the watery paint over the whole sheet to create the sea.
They then used green paint to add some seaweed to the picture.
The boys took great care with their painting. But Bella did get a little distracted and nowhere near covered her paper. She is only just 2 though, so it was a great effort for her age and concentration levels.
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Whilst the paint dried we set to work on the Jellyfish. I cut out 3 semi circle shapes for the bodies from the sheet of bubble wrap. Then gave one to each of my children.
Bubble wrap is quite hard to cut, so this job wouldn’t have been suitable for my children aged 2, 4 and 6.
The kids then added googly eyes and I helped them to tape on pipe cleaner pieces for the tentacles.
Once the paint was dry, each of my children spread glue over the bottom of the picture and sprinkled glitter over this to create the sandy sea bed.
I don’t get glitter out too often, as it can result in trouble when it’s mixed with a toddler. It was worth it though in this instance. It really helped to finish off the picture and Bella didn’t cause too much mayhem with it this time!
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57 thoughts on “Brilliant Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for Kids”
They are brilliant pictures, love them! Really creative and lots of fun x #MiniCreations
Thanks! We had great fun doing them!
Oh love them. The bubble wrap works really well as a jelly fish and I'm a big sucker for something with glitter (zingzingtree)
Really appreciate the feedback thank you. You cant beat glitter can you? My kids love it as well!
Fab idea! I love those pictures and I would of never of thought to use bubble wrap for the jelly fish. Another project to add to my list for summer holiday fun! #Binkylinky
Thanks Denise. I ve had the bubbke wrap for ages so it was great to finally find a good use for it. We re going to have a go at bubble wrap painting soon as well!
That's such a great idea! We've done jellyfish before and they took forever as we used paint and tissue paper. Thanks for sharing with #alphabetphoto
Thanks, no problem. I m getting such lovely feedback on our jellyfish, we might have to carry on with the underwater theme next week.
I LOVE these! What a fab idea!
What a cute craft! Love the bubble wrap.
Thank you all so much
Fab idea and great pictures. Looks like lots of fun. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky
No problem! Thanks.
Loving this idea! I love the googly eyes on the jellyfish! My 2.5yr old son adores marine life, especially the funnier looking creatures so I can't wait to get making some jellyfish of our own – thanks for the inspiration 🙂
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This is such a good idea – I love the idea of bubble wrap for the jellyfish. I can't wait until my little one is old enough to do this sort of thing
I was the same with mine I m just lucky they all love it as much as me! Maybe I need to plan a post of "First Crafts" for young toddlers?
very artistic and crafty of you, i hope my imagination will work as good as yours when the time comes to do something like this with my litlte one
I m sure it will!
Grace says – Beautiful and such a great idea.
Lucas says – Loving it although I probably would've popped all the bubbles before it got on the picture!!!
Thanks for linking to #minicreations
Haha we did pop a few on some spare pieces!
Great idea, we've been toying with the idea of painting bubble wrap recently but your jelly fish look good. #minicreations (from Sara @ loving life with little ones)
Ohhhh we ve not tried painting bubble wrap before but it would be great for making pattens on things!
Really clever idea. I'm always looking for new things to try with Potato. I think he'd like this!
Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky
What a fun activity!!
how cute jellyfish! Sharing your crafts <3
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