A few years ago, we got to visit the Georgia Aquarium. It was incredible.
The kids gathered around each display to look at amazing sea creatures, from Beluga whales to otters.
Some of the animals that caught my eye, though, were the jellyfish. I had never seen them up close before and I’d only ever heard horror stories from childhood classmates who were stung by them at the beach.
I had no clue that jellyfish were so gorgeous. They are truly beautiful.
And now that summer is here (yay!), I wanted to make a new coffee filter craft for kids. So why not try a coffee filter jellyfish craft?
This is a super easy and fun summer craft to share with little ones during the warm weather. It’d also make a perfect addition to an ocean or beach unit study!
Read on to get the full project instructions. And, for more fun with summer crafting, try our Coffee Filter Crab Craft as well!
Coffee Filter Crafts for Kids: Simple Coffee Filter Jellyfish Craft
To make this coffee filter jellyfish craft, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
To get started, use the scissors to cut the coffee filter horizontally. You’ll want to cut about one-third of it off of the bottom.
Use a black crayon to draw the eyes and smiley mouth on the jellyfish.
Now, color the entire coffee filter with a bright color. You can use any color you like here, because jellyfish come in a huge variety of colors.
We went with red purple for a nice contrast to the blue of the construction paper.
After you finish coloring the coffee filter, use a glue stick to glue it near the center of the paper. Make sure the paper is laid vertically. You’ll need room at the bottom for the jellyfish tentacles.
Use the scissors to cut a few pieces of ribbon from the spool. We only cut five, but you can cut as many as you like.
Carefully lift the bottom of the coffee filter and lay each piece of ribbon underneath. Space them out so that they’re fairly evenly distributed.
Stick them to the paper with the glue stick and then press the coffee filter back on top to keep them in place.
If you want the tentacles to look a little curly, run each piece of ribbon against the open pair of scissors. You’ll see each ribbon start to curl afterwards. (Only an adult should perform this part to avoid cutting little fingers, even with child-safe scissors.)
Draw a few ocean waves at the top and the bottom and you’re done!
Did you enjoy making this easy coffee filter jellyfish craft? Try some of these other summer crafts for kids!
And follow my Summer Activities for Kids board on Pinterest for even more fun summer ideas!