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Jellyfish Sun Catcher Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Summertime is all about fun in the sun!

And what could be more fun than bringing a little bit of the ocean into your home?

With this easy jellyfish sun catcher craft, kids can make their own colorful creatures to hang in their windows.

This craft is perfect for summertime when the days are long and the weather is warm.

It’s simple and easy to make, and you only need a few basic supplies. So grab some tissue paper and contact paper and get started!

Also, be sure to check out all of our jellyfish activities for kids.

Jellyfish Suncatcher

jellyfish sun catcher craft image collage with the words jellyfish sun catcher

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Supplies

  • Contact paper
  • Tissue paper squares
  • White cardstock
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Jellyfish template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the jellyfish template, print, and cut out the pieces.

hand holding jellyfish sun catcher craft template

Take 2 pieces of contact paper that are larger than the jellyfish’s body. Peel off the paper from one of them and place it, sticky side up on the table. If you’re doing this with young children, take some tape and tape the corners of the contact paper to the table so they don’t accidentally pull up the contact paper if they touch it.

Begin placing the tissue paper squares on the contact paper. Make sure it is only 1 layer thick so the other contact paper can stick to it. If your child does more than 1 layer thick, you’ll want to add a clear border along the outline of the body so the contact paper sticks together.

hand placing purple tissue paper squares onto contact paper

When all the tissue paper is placed on the contact paper, have an adult peel off the second contact paper and place it sticky side down on top of the tissue paper.

hand placing contact paper onto tissue paper

Place the jellyfish body on the contact paper, trace it with the marker, then cut it out.

hand tracing jellyfish body onto contact paper

Repeat the above steps for the jellyfish’s tentacles, but instead, trace the tentacles 5 times on the contact paper and cut them out.

hand placing contact paper onto tissue paper
hand tracing tentacle onto contact paper

Next, use double-sided tape to secure the eyes to the head. Then draw a smile underneath the eyes.

hand taping eye to jellyfish sun catcher craft
hand drawing mouth onto jellyfish sun catcher craft

Finish up by using double-sided tape to attach the tentacles to the back of the suncatcher.

hand taping tentacles to jellyfish sun catcher craft

Stick a piece of double-sided tape along the back of the body of the jellyfish and tape it to your window!

purple and pink jellyfish suncatcher craft hanging in window

Ocean Ideas For Kids

A fun and engaging unit study is one of the most effective ways to teach children. We have lots of ideas to help you create a fun ocean unit study. You’ll have your unit study planned in no time with these great ideas!

Ocean Books For Kids

Reading aloud to kids is a great way for them to learn. It’s a fun, interactive way to help them develop their listening skills and learn new words. Plus, it’s a great way for you to bond with your child and create some quality time together. So grab one of these ocean books and start reading aloud to your little ones today!

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!

2 jellyfish suncatcher crafts

Ocean Crafts

Any parent will tell you that kids are always learning. From the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed, they are soaking up information like little sponges.

One of the best ways to help them learn is by crafting with them. Not only does crafting give them a chance to learn about colors, shapes, and textures, but it also helps them develop important motor skills. Try out some of our favorite ocean craft ideas:

Easy Fish Painting For Kids – This activity is perfect for kids who love to paint! Just print out the page and let them have fun with watercolors. They can use any colors they want and paint however they like. You can even hang it up when they’re done to show off their artwork!

Paper Plate Humpback Whale Craft – This whale craft is a summer-themed activity for kids of all ages. It’s a great way to fine motor skills, and it’s also a lot of fun.

orange and yellow jellyfish suncatcher craft hanging in window

Seahorse Craft – Looking for a fun summer craft that also lets your kids get in touch with their creative side? Look no further than this activity! This versatile project is perfect for getting your kids’ creative juices flowing, and it allows them to express their love of the ocean.

Paper Plate Octopus Craft – Paper plates are a classic craft material, and there are endless ways to use them. One creative way to use paper plates is to make an octopus. This project is perfect for kids, as it is both fun and easy.

Ocean Activities For Kids

hand holding jellyfish suncatcher craft

If you’re looking for an engaging way for the kids to learn more about the ocean, try these color by number ocean animals! These educational worksheets are a great way to develop their skills in coloring and number fluency.

Board games are a great way for kids to take turns, learn how to follow rules, and have fun. And what could be more fun than some ocean themed board games? Check out all of our favorites and try one out today.

These ocean printable preschool worksheets are designed to help kids practice skills, such as letter recognition, fine motor skills, and patterns. With colorful graphics and fun activities on each page, these worksheets will keep kids engaged and entertained while they learn!

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More Ideas For Kids

purple and pink jellyfish suncatcher craft hanging in window

Jellyfish Sun Catcher Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

These jellyfish sun catchers are a great way to decorate your windows and bring some summer fun into your home.

Materials

  • Contact paper
  • Tissue paper squares
  • White cardstock
  • Permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Jellyfish template

Instructions

  1. Download the jellyfish template, print, and cut out the pieces.
  2. Take 2 pieces of contact paper that are larger than the jellyfish's body. Peel off the paper from one of them and place it, sticky side up on the table. If you're doing this with young children, take some tape and tape the corners of the contact paper to the table so they don't accidentally pull up the contact paper if they touch it.
  3. Begin placing the tissue paper squares on the contact paper. Make sure it is only 1 layer thick so the other contact paper can stick to it. If your child does more than 1 layer thick, you'll want to add a clear border along the outline of the body so the contact paper sticks together.
  4. When all the tissue paper is placed on the contact paper, have an adult peel off the second contact paper and place it sticky side down on top of the tissue paper.
  5. Place the jellyfish body on the contact paper, trace it with the marker, then cut it out.
  6. Repeat the above steps for the jellyfish's tentacles, but instead, trace the tentacles 5 times on the contact paper and cut them out.
  7. Next, use double-sided tape to secure the eyes to the head. Then draw a smile underneath the eyes.
  8. Finish up by using double-sided tape to attach the tentacles to the back of the suncatcher.
  9. Stick a piece of double-sided tape along the back of the body of the jellyfish and tape it to your window!

Did you make this craft?

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Jellyfish Suncatcher Template

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Edward Hopper

Tuesday 9th of May 2023

Please send me free tmplate

Sam

Tuesday 9th of May 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

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