Brilliant Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for Kids

Are you looking for a new craft project that ALL of your kids can enjoy doing together? Gather your left over bubble wrap, grab some googly eyes and set them the task of creating their own Bubble Wrap Jellyfish craft.
Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft for siblings

I like to encourage my three children to get involved in choosing the arts and crafts activities that we do together at home. This is great for their confidence and they often come up with much better ideas than I can. So when my preschooler asked if we could make some Jellyfish art, we set to work gathering arts and crafts supplies from our making box.

We then started chatting about the different ways we could create our Jellyfish craft. We had a big sheet of bubble wrap in our making box and decided that this would be great to use for the Jellyfishes clear body. Freddie then suggested pipe-cleaners for their wiggly tentacles.  And of course we had to use our favourite googly eyes to finish  off our Jellyfish picture.

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We started off the activity by diluting some blue paint with a little bit of water and giving it a good mix together.

I then gave each of my children a paintbrush and a sheet of white paper. They then brushed the watery paint over the whole sheet to create the sea.

They then used green paint to add some seaweed to the picture.

The boys took great care with their painting. But Bella did get a little distracted and nowhere near covered her paper. She is only just 2 though, so it was a great effort for her age and concentration levels.

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Bubble Wrap Activities for Kids Jellyfish Craft

Whilst the paint dried we set to work on the Jellyfish. I cut out 3 semi circle shapes for the bodies from the sheet of bubble wrap. Then gave one to each of my children.

Bubble wrap is quite hard to cut, so this job wouldn’t have been suitable for my children aged 2, 4 and 6.

The kids then added googly eyes and I helped them to tape on pipe cleaner pieces for the tentacles.

Once the paint was dry, each of my children spread glue over the bottom of the picture and sprinkled glitter over this to create the sandy sea bed.

I don’t get glitter out too often, as it can result in trouble when it’s mixed with a toddler.  It was worth it though in this instance. It really helped to finish off the picture and Bella didn’t cause too much mayhem with it this time!

Bubble Wrap Activities for Kids Jellyfish Craft

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  • Sara Murray May 14, 2014, 11:28 pm

    They are brilliant pictures, love them! Really creative and lots of fun x #MiniCreations

  • multicraftingmummy May 15, 2014, 2:07 pm

    Thanks! We had great fun doing them!

  • anthea barton May 15, 2014, 8:37 pm

    Oh love them. The bubble wrap works really well as a jelly fish and I'm a big sucker for something with glitter (zingzingtree)

  • multicraftingmummy May 16, 2014, 9:00 am

    Really appreciate the feedback thank you. You cant beat glitter can you? My kids love it as well!

  • Denise Johnson May 16, 2014, 9:53 am

    Fab idea! I love those pictures and I would of never of thought to use bubble wrap for the jelly fish. Another project to add to my list for summer holiday fun! #Binkylinky

  • multicraftingmummy May 16, 2014, 10:02 am

    Thanks Denise. I ve had the bubbke wrap for ages so it was great to finally find a good use for it. We re going to have a go at bubble wrap painting soon as well!

  • Charly Dove May 16, 2014, 10:39 am

    That's such a great idea! We've done jellyfish before and they took forever as we used paint and tissue paper. Thanks for sharing with #alphabetphoto

  • multicraftingmummy May 16, 2014, 12:52 pm

    Thanks, no problem. I m getting such lovely feedback on our jellyfish, we might have to carry on with the underwater theme next week.

  • Pinkyprincess May 16, 2014, 3:05 pm

    I LOVE these! What a fab idea!

  • maryanne @ mama smiles May 16, 2014, 4:16 pm

    What a cute craft! Love the bubble wrap.

  • multicraftingmummy May 16, 2014, 5:56 pm

    Thank you all so much

  • EmilyTwin MummyandDaddy May 16, 2014, 7:17 pm

    Fab idea and great pictures. Looks like lots of fun. Thanks for linking up to the #binkylinky

  • Julie May 17, 2014, 7:45 am

    Loving this idea! I love the googly eyes on the jellyfish! My 2.5yr old son adores marine life, especially the funnier looking creatures so I can't wait to get making some jellyfish of our own – thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • May 17, 2014, 5:16 pm

    This is such a good idea – I love the idea of bubble wrap for the jellyfish. I can't wait until my little one is old enough to do this sort of thing

    • multicraftingmummy May 17, 2014, 7:48 pm

      I was the same with mine I m just lucky they all love it as much as me! Maybe I need to plan a post of "First Crafts" for young toddlers?

  • Victoria MyLittleLBlog May 17, 2014, 8:57 pm

    very artistic and crafty of you, i hope my imagination will work as good as yours when the time comes to do something like this with my litlte one

  • kid GL loves May 20, 2014, 6:42 am

    Grace says – Beautiful and such a great idea.
    Lucas says – Loving it although I probably would've popped all the bubbles before it got on the picture!!!
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

  • Sarah H May 20, 2014, 11:47 am

    Great idea, we've been toying with the idea of painting bubble wrap recently but your jelly fish look good. #minicreations (from Sara @ loving life with little ones)

  • multicraftingmummy May 20, 2014, 1:09 pm

    Ohhhh we ve not tried painting bubble wrap before but it would be great for making pattens on things!

  • BakedPotatoMummy May 22, 2014, 5:40 am

    Really clever idea. I'm always looking for new things to try with Potato. I think he'd like this!
    Thanks for linking up with #BinkyLinky

  • Stephanie Farley June 13, 2014, 8:02 pm

    What a fun activity!!

  • Damjana November 24, 2015, 12:41 am

    Hi, Nicola,
    how cute jellyfish! Sharing your crafts <3

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