Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

Save that bubble wrap to make this adorable bubble wrap jellyfish craft! This easy craft is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners. You can even do it with your toddler! A fun up-cycled craft for kids!

Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

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How to Set Up Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

  1. Cut a paper plate in half and paint it. I used a blue green colour. Set the paper plate aside to dry.
Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft
  1. Take a piece of bubble wrap, the same width as the paper plate and cut thin strips into the bottom, leaving the top intact.
Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft
  1. Use different coloured paints to paint each tentacle. (For toddlers: let them paint the bubble wrap all one color and let them use a sponge brush instead of a regular brush). Set it aside to dry.
Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft
Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft
  1. Once everything is dry glue the tentacles to the back of the paper plate. Cut off any extra bubble wrap that stick out from behind the paper plate head of the jellyfish.
  2. Glue googley eyes to the front of the plate just above the tentacles.
  3. Hang it up in a window!

Age Suitability for Sponge Painted Ice Cream Craft

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 8 year old.

Mess Level

This is a mess level is messy.

Difficulty to Create


Skills Developed in Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

Language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

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  • Bubble wrap
  • Paper Plate
  • Brushes or sponge brush
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Googley eyes

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