Brilliant Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a new craft project that ALL of your kids can enjoy doing together? Gather your left over bubble wrap, grab some googly eyes and set them the task of creating their own Bubble Wrap Jellyfish craft.
Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for siblings

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”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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

  5. 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)

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