This Jelly Fish Paper Plate DIY project is the cutest thing to put together with your pre-schooler or kindergartener. Not only do they make great puppets, but it also allows them to practice using age-appropriate craft supplies and tools.
Hello there, crafty friends! Lisa here and I am back in action with the most adorable DIY. Today, we’re going under the sea with the most adorable Jelly Fish Paper Plates. You won’t even believe how easy they are to make!
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Normally, you can find me on my blog Moments With Lisa, where I share my best decorating tips and easy recipes while raising my family of four in a 1000 sq. foot condo.
But when I’m not cooking or decorating, I am definitely working on my next best craft! I can’t wait for you to check this one out!
How To Make Jelly Fish Paper Plates
Let’s get crafting! This Jelly Fish Paper Plate DIY is easy to put together and your little one will love the fact that it doubles as a puppet.
I wanted my kindergartener to get more comfortable using age-appropriate craft supplies, so this DIY was the perfect opportunity!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen (Or Craft) Tools Needed:
Jelly Fish Paper Plate Tips
Fold the Plate in half Before Cutting
In order to get the perfect halves, we recommend folding the paper plates in half to get the right measurements. Once you’ve folded it, go ahead and cut!
Feel Free to Use a Hot Glue Gun
The idea behind this cute project was to get my little one more comfortable using different craft supplies, which is why I opted for gluing and taping the jelly fish together. However, if you want a sturdier hold, feel free to use a hot glue gun. Just be sure that you (the grown up!) uses it.
Feel Free to Use Paint
If you don’t have colored paper plates, don’t worry! You can always use plain white paper plates and paint them. Be sure to let them dry completely before adding any of the googly eyes, the cardstock, etc.
Jelly Fish Eyes Alternatives
We recommend using large colorful googly eyes to add the pop of color to your already colorful craft! However, they’re not absolutely necessary. You can use black googly eyes – or ones that are even larger!
Feel free to even draw your own eyes, or use construction paper to make them. There are no hard rules for this particular DIY! The sky’s the limit with what you could create – that’s the best part about it!
Jelly Fish Paper Plate
- Begin by folding the paper plate in half then cutting along the fold. This will create two perfect halves.
- Glue 2 colored googly eyes on each paper plate half.
- Cut out 4 strips from each of the carstock sheets.
- Fold each strip in a back and forth motion to create an accordion effect.
- Tape/glue 4 strips to the back of each paper plate half.
- Tape one popsicle stick to the back of each paper plate half (you’ll want to center it).
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