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Handprint Jellyfish Craft For Kids [Free Template]

The kids are out of school, the days are long and it’s summertime!

Summer is a great time to be with friends, play outside in the sun, go swimming or just hang out. But kids often get bored during these hot months when they have a lot of free time on their hands.

That’s why today we’re sharing this fun and easy handprint jellyfish craft that will keep kids entertained!

This craft is simple to make and doesn’t even require paint! All you need is some construction paper, scissors, and glue.

Kids will love creating these adorable jellyfish at home or at daycare! Download the free printable template and make it this summer.

When they’re done, be sure to browse through all of our jellyfish activities for more ideas.

J Is For Jellyfish Handprint Craft

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the jellyfish template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this jellyfish to life!

hand holding handprint jellyfish craft

First, encourage your child to glue the eyes in the middle of the head between the eyebrows and mouth,

hand gluing eyes to handprint jellyfish

Next, help your child trace their hand onto colored paper, cut it out, and then glue the handprint to the back and bottom of the jellyfish’s body. Position the fingers pointing down.

hand gluing head to handprint jellyfish

Finally, cut thin, long rectangular pieces of paper and glue them behind the handprint, hanging longer than the fingers. Encourage your child to use their finger to curl the paper outward.

hand gluing extra tentacles to handprint jellyfish
hand curling extra tentacles to handprint jellyfish

That’s it! Isn’t this adorable jellyfish handprint craft such a simple ocean craft for kids?!

hand holding handprint jellyfish craft

More Summer Activities

Ocean Unit For Kids

We hope you and your kids have fun with this jellyfish craft! Staying engaged is important for learning, so we’ve got some other ocean-themed activities to keep them busy. Create an ocean unit for kids in no time flat!

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Children’s Books About The Ocean

When you read to your kids, it not only helps them develop their vocabulary and reading skills but also exercises the power of imagination. Add in some books with our top picks below:

The Snail and the Whale– Julia Donaldson, author of the famous book The Gruffalo, brings kids another fun book about an unlikely set of friends. Snail and Whale have lots of fun together in this colorful book!

Shark Lady– This children’s book is based upon the true story of Eugenie Clark, aka, The Shark Lady. Learn about her love of sharks, her discoveries, and the inspiring message of going after what you want in life.

The Rainbow Fish -This is a classic children’s book with a wonderful message for children. In it, a fish learns to share his favorite possession, his glittery scales, with his friends!

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Ocean Crafts For PreK

Isn’t crafting just the best way to spend time with your kids? It’s so much more than an activity – it is also a learning opportunity! The process of crafting can be engaging, creative, and focus-building. Add in more crafts with some of our favorite ocean crafts:

Paper Plate Fish Craft – Kids will love this fish craft. It’s bright and colorful, perfect for summertime! This fun activity lets kids paint, cut, and glue – all their favorite skills in one easy project. Grab your supplies and get started today!

Octopus Paper Bag Puppet Craft – Turn a paper bag into an adorable octopus puppet with this easy and fun craft! Kids will love playing with their new toy, which they can make all by themselves. This is the perfect activity for kids of any age to do during family game night or when you’re on vacation at the beach.

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Shark Headband Craft – This simple shark craft is a cute idea for your kids to make. Trace and cut the pieces, then glue them together to make a paper craft that looks adorable on any kid! Your kids could even add googly eyes or stickers if they want to jazz up their shark headband. Plus, no need to worry about messes because it’s made of paper.

Humpback Whale Headband Craft – This fun summer craft is a great way to explore the ocean and learn about animals. Kids will love creating their own humpback whale headband using just a few simple supplies. Download our template and get started on your next project today!

Ocean Printable Activities

Kids love these ocean animal printable preschool worksheets. They’re perfect for practicing scissor skills, fine motor skills, patterns, and letter recognition. This means your little one will have fun with these ocean-themed worksheets while learning! Use them at home or in the classroom.

Looking for a fun way to keep your kids entertained and help them learn at the same time? Try these ocean pattern block mats! This activity helps with hand-eye coordination and color recognition, and it’s perfect for a little time spent indoors.

Collage image of Ocean Animal Printables

Kids love this ocean animal matching game! Download the free printable, cut out and play with your little one. This is a great activity to help kids take their turns while practicing visual memory skills at the same time.

They’ll enjoy exploring all of these different sea creatures as they try to match them up. Play it over and over again for more fun!

These ocean animal color by subtraction worksheets are a fun way for kids to practice their subtraction skills! It’s the perfect activity for kindergarten and elementary-aged kids to reinforce math concepts in a fun and engaging way. Plus, they get to color in adorable ocean animals while they’re at it!

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Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Ideas For Kids

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Handprint Jellyfish Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This fun ocean animal activity for kids is simple to make and doesn't even require paint!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Jellyfish template

Instructions

  1. Download the jellyfish template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the jellyfish by gluing the eyes in the middle of the head between the eyebrows and mouth.
  3. Trace you child's hand onto a piece of colored paper and cut it out. Glue the handprint to the back and bottom of the jellyfish's body, with the fingers pointing down.
  4. Finally, cut thin, long rectangular pieces and glue them behind the handprint, hanging longer than the finger. Use your finger to curl the paper outward.

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Monique

Wednesday 29th of May 2024

Can you please send me the templete of the Jellyfish because I want to do the handprint jellyfish and can you send me a templete of a Octocups so I can do the name Octocups

Sam

Wednesday 29th of May 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

ann

Tuesday 7th of May 2024

Please send template

Sam

Wednesday 8th of May 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Rachael

Tuesday 20th of February 2024

I'm planning a counting story time for kids, and this is perfect for our craft afterwards!

Sam

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Oh, yay! So glad to hear that!

Lori Scott

Wednesday 12th of July 2023

Please send the template for the Handprint Jellyfish Craft for Kids.

Thanks so much!!

Sam

Thursday 13th of July 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂

Katherine

Monday 10th of July 2023

This is the cutest jellyfish ever oh my goshhhh!!!

Sam

Monday 10th of July 2023

Thank so much, Katherine!

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