J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft

J is for Jellyfish and this awesome jellyfish zoo craft is sure to amaze your little kids. It’s a quick and easy kids project using things that you probably already have around the house. Your preschoolers will have a blast making these for your next zoo or ocean theme!   

collage of jellyfish craft images with text: J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft for PreschoolersWe’re still working through our A to Zoo Animals theme and because there wasn’t a zoo animal craft for today, we totally came up with our own. Here’s our take on a J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft. 

preschooler holding J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft and smiling
Needless to say, the little guy and I are having a blast. What an awesome theme for summer! And it looks like soon enough, we’ll be putting together a list of fun ocean crafts. We’ve already been working on preschool safari crafts and of course zoo crafts too!

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J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft

What you’ll need

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Buttons
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Here’s how to do it

preschooler attaching a piece of ribbon to paper plate that was cut in half
Cut the paper plate in half. Make sure to keep both halves. 

pieces of ribbon attached to paper plate that was cut in half to make jellyfish tentacles
Glue pieces of ribbon to the bottom of the paper plate as shown in the picture to create tentacles.

paper plate cut in half with ribbon pieces attached
We alternated the color and length of the ribbon. 

preschooler squeezing glue onto jellyfish zoo craft
Using glue, attach the other half of the paper plate over the ribbon.

preschooler attaching the other half of paper plate to cover pieces of ribbon
Basically you’re creating a sandwich with the two paper plate halves. 

preschooler painting paper plate pink
Paint the paper plate and allow to dry.

preschooler waiting for paint to dry to continue jellyfish zoo craft
We painted our jellyfish pink, but of course, you can use any color you’d like. 

preschool adding buttons for eyes on jellyfish zoo craft
Add eyes using buttons. You could use wiggle eyes too. 

preschooler picking up finished J is for jellyfish zoo craft
And that’s it! A quick & easy jellyfish zoo craft using things that you probably already have around the house. 

Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing more of what we’re up to with our Art Studio theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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collage of jellyfish craft images with text: J is for Jellyfish Zoo Craft

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