Make a paper plate jellyfish

Paper jellyfish

Get creative and have a go at making your own paper plate jellyfish with this fun and easy guide.

What you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Washable paint
  • Glitter shaker pots
  • Ribbon
  • Felt
  • PVA glue
  • Scissors
  • Stapler


  1. Start off by painting the paper plate. You can get as creative as you'd like with the colours and patterns
  2. Then add some glitter to create a glimmering seaside effect. You can always use sequins if you'd rather avoid glitter.
  3. Wait for it to dry.
  4. With a grown up's help, cut the bottom of the plate into a 'jellyfish shape' so it has a squiggly bottom. Then turn the paper plate over.
  5. Cover the freshly cut edge with a lots of PVA glue.
  6. Cut lots of strands of ribbon to different lengths.
  7. Add the ribbon to the paper plate, making sure they’re spaced out nicely.
  8. Cut out a pair of white and black circles to create eyes and add them to the jellyfish.
  9. Finish of by making a hanging hook using a small piece of ribbon and secure with a staple.

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Big thanks to Arty Crafty Kids for this idea!