Recently, we have been working on crafts and activities that focus on the ocean and things that live in or near it. Today, we want to share a fun painted jellyfish with you.
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- Paper Plate
- Paint Brush (Optional. My toddler used her hands)
- Tissue Paper
- Googly Eyes
I started by cutting the bottom off of the paper plate in a wavy pattern. After that, I put several paint colors on the plate.
Next, I let my toddler start painting. She decided to use her hands, but you could let your little ones use a brush or even a sponge.
While the paper plate was drying, I cut up strips from the tissue paper. We used a metallic tissue paper that looked different on each side.
After the paper plate fully dried, i flipped it over and helped my daughter glue on the tissue paper.
Finally, after letting the glue dry for a short time period, I flipped it over to let my daughter glue on the googly eyes. This craft is a bit more messy than most of what we do, but it was a big hit!
Small children learn best when books and art or activities are paired together. Here are our suggestions to go with this craft.