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...
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.
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...