Looking for a fun, jellyfish inspired craft idea? I’ve got you covered. This seashell jellyfish craft ticks all the boxes, and can help you offer a fun filled learning experience for your toddler, and help him learn more about these amazing sea creatures.
I’ve also got a few other seashell inspired craft ideas that focus on different sea animals. You could try them too!
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Fun Facts About Jellyfish
Before you actually begin with the craft, why not discuss some cool facts about jellyfishes to give your toddler a little back story?
- Jellyfishes live in seas and oceans.
- They look like umbrellas.
- A group of jellyfish is called a bloom. Some blooms have over 100000 jellyfish.
- They are usually transparent.
- While their name contains the word ‘fish’ they are not actually a type of fish.
- Some kinds of jellyfish are so transparent, they aren’t even visible to the human eye.
- Jellyfish don’t have brains.
- Most of them are harmless, but some types tend to sting, which can be painful.
Supplies For the Seashell Jellyfish Craft
Ready to get started on this seashell jellyfish craft? Here’s everything you need.
- Seashell of choice
- White craft paint
- Blue felt
- Googly eyes
- Green craft felt
- Paint brush
- Craft glue
How To Make A Jellyfish Activity And Craft
Begin by applying two coats of white (or even blue would work) paint to the shell. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
While the paint dries, you can cut out the jellyfish tail. Using your blue (or even white) craft felt, cut out simple elongated strips. Cut out 7-10 so your jellyfish tail can be nice and full.
Once the white craft paint is dry, you can add the jellyfish tail. Add a dab of glue to the end of each strip and press to the underside of the shell.
Now, add the googly eyes to the shell. A drop of glue on the back of each should hold the eyes on in place.
Your seashell jellyfish is now ready to be displayed!
Fun Ocean Activity Ideas For Kids
And as always, let’s not put an end to it here shall we? To help you make the most of the seashells you’ve bought, and keeping up with the theme of sea animals and creatures, I’m also listing down some other related cool activities and craft ideas that I’ve come across, so you don’t have to go looking.
- Paper Seahorse Quilling Project
- DIY Kids Ocean Craft Idea
- Ocean Themed Elmer’s Slime Recipe
- Letter M Preschool Worksheets & Mermaid Activities
These craft activities will help your little one explore his creative streak and learn some valuable information about the world around him. You can also team this up with some good books that you can make a part of his bedtime routine. Pop up books are perfect for younger children, since they help bring the magic of the characters in the book to life.
Another great idea is to look up and bookmark some good ocean life themed videos to make the most of that little screen time you’re offering your toddler.
Have some other cool resources or ideas to share? Let me know in the comments box below. I’d love to hear from you!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.