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Kids Craft: Make a Plastic Plate Jellyfish

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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published April 3rd 2020
Spend an afternoon getting crafty
Are you looking for cute and easy crafts, which you can do with basic materials from around the home? Then check out this cute plastic plate jellyfish, which is fun to make and looks attractive hung up in your child's room.

If you are a parent, you probably have a stack of plastic plates hidden somewhere in the pantry, leftover from a birthday party or BBQ. All you need to do is add some collage and some bling and you have a sweet wall hanging. Keep reading for the easy steps to make it...



What You Need...

Plastic plate
Coloured paper of your choice, ripped up into collage pieces
Foil, cut up into collage pieces
Beads
Fishing line
Christmas beading
Wire edge ribbon (or anything you have)
Scissors
Glue
Super glue

Instructions...

1/ Trim off the bottom of the plate, creating a wavy line.

2/ Collage the plastic plate, overlapping each piece and using a variety of shapes. Allow to dry.

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Collage the plastic plate with foil, crepe paper and whatever coloured paper you have on hand


3/ Work out what you want to use for the tentacles and cut them to the length you wish. We used an array of items we had in the "craft cupboard" - wire-edged ribbon (which we knotted to look like suckers), Christmas beading and my daughter threaded beads onto fishing line.

4/ Cut out two large circles in white paper and use a black texta to draw in the circles. Glue onto the plastic plate for the eyes.

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Organise the components - bead the tentacles, knot the ribbons and cut out the eyes


5/ If you use a paper plate for this project, it is easy to simply tape the tentacles onto the back of the plate - however we found this didn't work with a plastic plate. If you have a hole punch, you could punch holes in the bottom of the jellyfish and thread your ribbons through. We decided to stick the tentacles to the back of the plastic plate with super glue, to secure them all in place. Be careful if you do this yourself however - I was scraping glue off my fingers for days!

6/ Thread a ribbon through the top of the jellyfish so it can hang up in your child's room. If your child enjoyed making it, make a few more and attach them to a coat hanger to make a jellyfish mobile. Now you can sit back and admire your work...

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A simple idea with super cute results!

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Why? A budget craft idea that the kids will love!
When: Make all year around!
Where: Make at home
Cost: Budget friendly
Your Comment
Very cute Sue but he appears to have lost a tentacle....
by May Cross (score: 3|6962) 126 days ago
Thanks for this, Sue! We were just talking about making jellyfish for homeschool next week. Great timing!!!!
by Belladonna (score: 2|530) 128 days ago
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