Let’s Make Some Jellyfish

Every summer, children visit their local aquarium and are always in awe of the beautiful jellyfish swimming around in their tanks. They especially love the ones that change colors in the dark. They inspired us to suggest this colorful jellyfish craft with you today. The best part, it requires no paint so if you’ve been on the hunt for a fun summer craft that doesn’t make a lot of mess, this jellyfish craft is perfect! Make sure to check out more of our ocean crafts while you are here.



  1. Start by cutting up your tissue paper into square pieces. Use a few different colors if you want to make your jellyfish craft extra colorful.
  2. Turn your paper bowl upside down and add school glue all over the bottom of it and the sides. Put your tissue paper squares all over your bowl, covering the bottom and sides of the bowl completely. You might to add a little more glue to corners of tissue paper that are still sticking up. Let your glue dry completely.
  3. Have an adult use scissors to poke a small hole in the center of eacg paper bowl. Push the string through the hole, tie a knot in the end and tape it down inside the bowl.
  4. Remove the adhesive backing from your curly gift bow and attach it to the inside of the bowl. You’ll want to position it so it hangs down from the center.
  5. Finish your cute and colorful jellyfish craft by gluing on googly eyes. Isn’t it adorable? Kids love to hold it by the string and walk it around making it’s little tentacles jiggle.