With summer comes fireflies, pool days, backyard fun and…ocean critters! Lots of people head to the beach or the aquarium in the summertime. Ocean critters can usually be found on children’s clothing in the summer and on many toys. There’s just something about Summertime and the ocean. Whether you will be heading to the ocean this summer or not, you can bring a little part of the ocean to your child’s room with this Plastic Bowl Jellyfish Craft for preschoolers! Toddlers will love helping make this fun ocean critter that they can hang in their room or set on their shelf. I also included a few jellyfish facts kids will enjoy learning as well.
Plastic Bowl Jellyfish Craft For Preschoolers
Jellyfish Preschool Craft Supplies Needed:
- Plastic Bowl (any color)
- Black and White Construction Paper
- Felt (any colors)
Directions for making your Plastic Bowl Jellyfish Preschool Craft:
Start by gathering your supplies and heading to the table. Grab your scissors and your felt (this will be used for the jellyfish tentacles). Cut 12-14 1″ strips. They can of course be a little wider if you’d prefer. There’s no right or wrong way to make the tentacles!
After cutting your felt strips, take them one by one and start taping them to the underside of your bowl. This is a great part of the craft to get your child to help with! Once the felt strips are around the whole bowl, it’s time to make the jellyfish eyes!
Grab your pen and construction paper. Draw medium size circles on the white construction paper and a little bit smaller circles on the black construction paper. Glue the white circles and then the black circles on your bowl were you want the eyes to be! Finish your jellyfish by taping a string to the top so that your child can hang it in his/her room.
Jellyfish Facts Kids Will Enjoy:
- Jellyfish have drifted along on ocean currents for millions of years, even before dinosaurs lived on the Earth. –Kids National Geographic
- Jellies have no need for a stomach, intestine, or lungs: nutrients and oxygen slip in and out of their cell walls! –Ocean Portal
- Some jellyfish are bigger than a human and others are as small as a pinhead. –JellyWatch
I hope you enjoy the Jellyfish Craft For Preschoolers and the jellyfish facts! Does your child like ocean animals? What critter is his/her favorite?