25+ Jellyfish Activities for Kids That You Might Know!

I love Jellyfish and will always be fascinated with their unique beauty; after all, they are brainless and boneless, yet surprisingly, they are the best survivors on the planet. I can always get to know some of these creatures’ fascinating features, no doubt about that.๐Ÿคฉ

These jellyfish activities will surely provide the perfect hands-on experience to help your kid develop their imagination, power, and creativity and teach them much about these outstanding marine life creatures.

Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ are super cute and are incredibly amazing. In this article, I will share some super interesting and cute craft activity ideas that will help your kid learn about this wonderful creature. 

Interesting Jellyfish Activities for Kids

I find this jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ creature astonishing, and while I was working on this article, I and my small kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ watched many documentaries and read several books that were illuminating and gave us some ideas about their eating, habitat, and marine lifestyle.

The mentioned activities will educate your children about this wonderful creature. Still, they will also inspire them to do some art projects, making some snacks that will improve your child’s motor skills โž• and reading comprehension.

Watch Documentaries about Jellyfish

Documentaries About Jellyfish For Kids

While you can visit some oceans ๐ŸŒŠ and beaches with your kids and see some jellyfish, you will see they are mostly habituated underwater.

Documentaries are a great way to teach young toddlers about marine creatures, their natural habits, their hunting patterns, and taking care of their families. 

I recommend showing your kids the following documentaries – ‘Super Jellyfish,’ ‘Amazing looking jellyfish,’ ‘Poisonous Inhabitant of the ocean-the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ , ‘Incredible Jellyfish Species,’ and Mike Rowe is Up to his knees in Jellyfish.

These documentaries do a great job of showing the Jellyfish in their natural habitat and how several people are coming forward to save them from extinction.

Watch Movies About Jellyfish

While watching documentaries can sometimes be boring for your kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ , I show them several movies about Jellyfish.

I highly recommend showing your kids some movies like – ‘Year of the Jellyfish,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Ponyo,’ and ‘Under the Sea 3D’. 

Many of these movies are heartwarming and emotional, yet sometimes can be scary. I advise the parents to watch these films with their kids. This movie-watching can be a great way to learn about these creatures, trust me. ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Jellyfish Bookmark

Jellyfish Bookmark For Kids

Does your child love to play with colors and crafts ๐Ÿ˜ ? Then, I am sure this activity will be an absolute favorite of your kid. โœ”๏ธ

What you will need- 

White paper, scissors โœ‚๏ธ, colored pencils, pencil, black marker pen ๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ.


  • Using a pencil, make your child draw a cute jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ in the center of the paper and cut it out using scissors.
  • Ask your child to take some colored pencils and fill in the color in the jellyfish figure. 
  • Once done, make a black outline all around the Jellyfish to make it look more prominent and realistic, and your bookmark is ready. ๐Ÿ”–

Visit an ocean

Visit An Ocean With Kids

If you are already tired of your busy schedule, then planning to spend a weekend in the ocean ๐ŸŒŠ is one of the best ideas.

I recommend talking to your partner for an exciting weekend near the shore with your kids so they can also learn about some marine creatures by seeing through their own eyes. 

However, if you are unable to visit the ocean, then you can show some webcam feeds of the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ to your kids that are easily available on YouTube nowadays. 

Pro Tip- 

If you listen to me, I would suggest you avoid too much screen time; if at all, you have to make your kids watch YouTube for Jellyfish. 

Explore the shore

If you live anywhere near the ocean, you can easily get a view of the beach or shoreline, where you can witness a stunning array of fascinating sea life creatures in the intertidal zone.  

Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ often get stranded and washed up on the shore during the high tides and become stranded in rocks and stones during the low tides. 

However, in my opinion, it will be a great experience ๐Ÿ˜ if you take your kids to witness the beauty of Jellyfish. 

Visit a Marina Or Harbor

Marinas and harbors are those places where big ships and boats can dock for some time. They are the perfect spot to sit and keep an eye on any jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ or marine creatures in the water below or around you. 

Just make sure, if you visit with your kids, always be cautious. โœ…

Nature Art Jellyfish

Nature art, most popularly known as land art, is an amazing activity that will channel and encourage your toddler’s creativity and fine motor skills ๐Ÿง  and help them realize their abilities. I love this activity! ๐Ÿ˜

What you need- 

All you need to do is to come up with some imaginary ideas ๐Ÿค“ and have some seashells, driftwood, and pebbles from the shore to create some pictures, shapes, and amazing patterns. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


  • If you take your kid to a sandy beach, you can use your hand and fingers to draw directly into the sand to practice some writing skills. 
  • You can also make a collective combination of these ideas to make your art. ๐Ÿชผ 

Paper Plate Jellyfish

If Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ is your child’s favorite animal, then help them decorate their room with these amazingly crafted paper plates. 

What you need- 

Paper plates, scissors โœ‚๏ธ, colors, and ribbons or strings. 


  • Making this paper plate jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ is super easy and quick, and you just need to cut a paper plate in half by cutting through the middle in a wavy pattern. 
  • You can also cut some semi-circles out of the paper that you can easily use as a base despite using a paper plate. The next step is to add colors ๐ŸŽจ and make it more realistic using pens, colors, and black markers to give it more detailing. 
  • You can use some ribbon or strings of scrap fabrics to finally make the tentacles. 
  • You can also attach the tentacles by punching holes at the bottom edges so that you can thread and tie the materials. 

Pro tip:- You can also use an animated jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ as a reference for this art.

Jellyfish Ice Play

If your kids love to play and create some wonderful stuff, then this game will make them enjoy a lot. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Ice Jellyfishes ๐Ÿชผ are easy and simple to make, and ice is a wonderful material for some exploratory play. You can add some sensory elements like flavored oils, scented herbs, and some bright colors. ๐ŸŽจ

What you need- 

Strings, plastic pots, pen, and paper


  • To make an ice jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ , you will need to place some lengths of string and ribbon into old plastic pots and make sure the ends hang out of the pots. 
  • Then, pour water into the pot and freeze it overnight. 
  • Once you are done taking the ice blocks out of the pots, it’s time for you to add some eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ using pen and paper.

Egg Carton Jellyfish

Indeed, we don’t like to waste anything, and we love to recycle materials and reuse them to help the environment.

So, instead of chucking the egg cartons, we can find some ways to reuse them for some crafts and activities. 

What you need-

Egg carton, scissors โœ‚๏ธ, paint ๐ŸŽจ, paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, ribbons.


  • You can easily make little egg carton jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ by cutting out some circular shapes from the carton that can resemble the Jellyfish’s body.
  • Next, add some colors ๐ŸŽจ and eyes using paint and colored pens.
  • Finally, stick the tentacles using wool or ribbon, or you can use strings. 

Cardboard Tube Jellyfish

Wrapping old paper or cardboard tubes is a great way to enhance your arts and crafts skills and make it a great way for your children to learn amazing creative ideas. ๐Ÿคฉ

What you need –

Cardboard, scissors, pencil, paint, Paintbrush, ribbon.


  • First, cut a tube into some segments where each segment will be a cute jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ. 
  • To make the round jellyfish heads, cut the top of each segment carefully. 
  • Next, add some colors ๐ŸŽจ and paints, and now it is time to make the eyes of the Jellyfish. ๐Ÿ‘€
  •  Finally, stick the tentacles using ribbons, strings, or wool of fabric. 

Painted Peeble Jellyfish

Peeble Jellyfish Painting Activity For Kids

We all love painting pebbles, don’t we? ๐Ÿคฉ When we find some decorated and colorful pebbles, we are always amazed by the creativity that people put into them. 

You can easily find some pebbles while you walk around your garden or along the shore to decorate. Small children take great interest in these sorts of arts and crafts activities ๐Ÿคฉ. 

Take some colors and paints to let your child draw colorful designs onto the Peebless and turn them like Jellyfish. 

Jellyfish Log Slices

I love making jellyfish log slices ๐Ÿชผ for my kids. Being a mom, it is difficult to come up with creative ideas all the time to keep our children occupied with art and crafts.

It is great fun to use painted jellyfish log slices to play or use as prompts. It is super useful to turn them into hanging decorations, pendants, trail markers, and even wind chimes. There are numerous craft ideas to cater to your imagination needs.

Pro tip:- Your kids can make some other things the same way.

Potato Print Jellyfish

Do you know how to use a potato to make some interesting printed jellyfish ๐Ÿค” ? Don’t worry, if you don’t have any idea, sit with your child and let’s do this interesting thing together. ๐Ÿฅณ

What you need:- 

Potato, paper, cardboard, colors, ribbons, wool, scrap fabric


  • Compost the potatoes after use, or you might use them and grow them as potato plants.
  • Wash off any pint that you or your kid has used off the potato half and let it dry for some days.
  • Plant it in damp soil or compost.
  • Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ are often quick and super fun to draw with potatoes. 
  • Firstly, dip half a potato into some paint and then make its print on the cardboard.
  • Once the paint has dried, you can carry on with the final procedure of sticking the tentacles and googly eyes. ๐Ÿ‘€
  • Take some ribbons, wool, scrap fabric, or even shredded paper to make the tentacles of your cute Jellyfish.

Pro tip:- Serve the potato print jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ on some jellyfish painted plate.

Jellyfish Nature Collages

Jellyfish Nature Collages Making Activity For Kids

Making nature collages is an exciting activity for everyone ๐Ÿ˜. I have tried this, and guess what? My kids loved it so much that they want to make it more often nowadays ๐Ÿคฉ .

Making nature-enriched collages encourages creativity and develops fine motor skills. 

What you need:- 

Paper, recycled cardboard, paint. ๐ŸŽจ


  • First, draw or paint some simple pictures of Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ on paper or cardboard.
  • Next, collect as many natural objects as you can to create a sea collage. I used leaves, stones, twigs, grass, flowers ๐Ÿชป , and even some fruits.

Pro tip: Don’t pick any wildflowers; use the ones that you have planted yourself in your garden.

Small World Ocean Play

You can make an ocean-themed setup using jelly for the sea and biscuits for making the sand. I would recommend you use themed toy animals, toy boats, seashells, and some fake seaweed to make the setup. 

You can make some of the toy jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ or other exotic marine creatures into the jelly itself. 

Pro tip- Make sure that you are aware of the choking hazard of any objects you use with small children. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

Jellyfish Balloons

Jellyfish Balloons Blowing Activity For Kids

If you are planning to organize a jellyfish-themed ๐Ÿชผ party for your children, then you should consider making these jellyfish-printed balloons ๐ŸŽˆ

What you need – 

Different colored balloons ๐ŸŽˆ and a black marker. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ


  • After you have blown the balloons ๐ŸŽˆ, using a black marker, help your child to outline the shape of the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ on the balloons. ๐ŸŽˆ
  • If you are feeling extra confident, I’d also recommend making the eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ and tentacles well.

Pro Tip- You can also order jellyfish-printed balloons ๐ŸŽˆ online.

Color Explosion Jellyfish Cakes

Color Explosion Jellyfish Cakes For Kids

Introducing colors ๐ŸŽจ into jelly cakes is not only fun ๐Ÿคฉ but also exciting as it develops mind-blowing skills. 

What you need – 

Thirty grams of gelatine, Agar Agar powder, pipettes, syringes, and food coloring paints.


  • First, start by mixing 30 grams of gelatine with 1000 ml of hot water in a plastic bowl and stir until the powder has fully dissolved and there are no lumps.
  • Next, pour the mixture into any plastic bowl ๐Ÿฅฃ and leave it for some time to set in the cold temperature.
  • Once the jelly is fully set, place the mixture on a cardboard, carefully turn the mixture upside down, and tap it until the cake comes out like a jelly.
  • Now your jelly ‘cake’ is ready, and you can add as many colors as you want.
  • Using pipettes, your kid can suck up the colors from the color pots and inject them into the ‘cake.’ ๐Ÿฅฎ
  • Make your child push the pipettes firmly into the jelly and then squeeze the colors into it.
  • Create feathery patterns and veins of color within the jelly that will make it look more fascinating. 
  • The liquid that spreads around the plate makes a plate full of different color patterns. This is a great opportunity to give your kids a vast idea of color theory.

Jellyfish Salt Painting

This is one of the colorful jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ crafts that I have experimented with my kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ, and I am sure that your toddlers will love it, too. Kids will be fascinated with the texture that the salt creates.

What you need – 

Glue, heavy paper, a paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, watercolors, and some salt. 

Paper Bag Jellyfish

I love doing several kinds of jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ activities for my kids as it helps them to learn about so many varieties of crafts and presentations. Be sure to have your kids glue their eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ on it after they are finished painting. 

We have plenty of paper bags for school lunches! I can make plenty of fun activities with these crafts and wanted to share them with you all. This jellyfish craft is one of my kids’ super favorite crafts, and they love doing it. ๐Ÿ˜

What you need – 

Paper bag, acrylic paint, googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, glue, zig-zag scissors. โœ‚๏ธ


  • Paint the paper bag using acrylic paint. You can add one color to the topmost part and another to the bottom portion.
  • When the paper bag is dry, you can try to make the tentacles. 
  • Then, add some googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ and a smile to your handmade Jellyfish! In the end, the kids will have an exciting tool to play with.

Jellyfish Enclosures

Challenge your kids to make a jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ enclosure for a toy plastic jellyfish with the provided items.

What you need – 

A small bowl, water, paint, Paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, and a toy plastic jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ.

Take a bowl filled with water ๐Ÿฅฃ and add some blue color to it to give it an oceanic prop. Put the toy jellyfish into the bowl.

Jellyfish Sensory Bag

Jellyfish Sensory Bag Making Activity For Kids

Playing with sensory bags is a great way to engage your child’s touch, smell, and sight senses. My kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ loved playing with their bags. ๐Ÿ˜

What you need – 

A black marker, a Large ziplock bag, Pink food coloring, and hair gel.


  • Using the black marker, outline a jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ on the ziplock bag.
  • Fill the bag with the hair gel and then pour some pink food coloring onto it.

Your child can take it from here. โ˜‘๏ธ

3D Jellyfish Craft

Using household items, this craft is a blast to make ๐Ÿฅฐ! Get creative with your kids and use recycled items like containers and paint Jellyfish on them. 

Hang your Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ from a tree ๐ŸŒด and watch it move in the wind.

Jellyfish Face Painting 

Jellyfish Face Painting Activity For Kids

Help your child embrace their inner Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ by painting their face as a jellyfish. 

What you need- 

Face Painting Paint ๐ŸŽจand Paintbrush. ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

I painted my child’s face with the help of a YouTube tutorial. I highly recommend that you do the same if you have never had your face painted before. 

Pro Tip- Getting your face painted can be tedious and long; I sat my kids facing the television screen ๐Ÿ“บ while painting their faces. 

Jellyfish for lunch

See what you have got in your fridge and pantry to make a jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ snack for your kids. I bet that your kids will love ๐Ÿ˜ this snack a lot and will always want you to make it for them. 

What you need – 

Dates, cereals, Fruit roll-ups, spaghetti noodles, hot dogs, and plates. 

Steps –

  • Place a plate on a table and place the date as the jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ head. Place the cereals resembling the Jellyfish’s body and use the fruit roll-ups as the Jellyfish’s tentacles. 
  • Again, you can place a piece of a hot dog resembling the round head of a jellyfish and place the spaghetti noodles as the tentacles of the Jellyfish, and your jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ snack is ready to be served.

Fruit Loop Jellyfish Threading

I love using fruit loops for activities for my kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ . This jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ activity is a great oceanic activity for toddlers.

Your child should know about the different color sorting techniques. Otherwise, you can guide them to come up with an interesting craft! 

What you need – 

Art tray, fruit loops, some pipe cleaners, tape, and paper.

Steps –

  • Outline the Jellyfish on the paper and fill it with colors! Then, let your little one color the Jellyfish!
  • Take some pipe cleaner and attach it to the back of it to make the tentacles.

Pro tip – You can tell your kids to sort the Fruit Loops by color first, 

Salt Painted Jellyfish

This jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ ocean craft for kids is too much fun ๐Ÿ˜ . The process of salt painting is not that tough, and it will enhance knowing the color game in your kids. Watching the colors ๐ŸŽจ flow through the salt will give your kid a different excitement. 

I love this activity for my kids. Have the kids use watercolors to paint the salt! I love pouring a wide variety of colors, just like a rainbow. It always turns out so pretty! This is such a cool process art activity. 

Once you get to know about salt painting, you and your kid will want to do it more.

What you need – 

Cardboard paper, watercolor, Paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, salt, glue, pencil, and googly eyes. ๐Ÿ‘€


  • First, draw a jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ shape on cardboard paper. Then, outline your drawing carefully with the glue and pour salt on the glue pattern. 
  • Remove the excess salt by throwing it carefully. 
  • You can wait for the salt to dry to make the craft a neat one.
  • Then, add some googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ to make the Jellyfish a complete one! 

Name Jellyfish Craft

Name crafts are an excellent way for kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ to make them practice writing their names! Even if your kids already know how to write their names, they will love doing it in some craft form! This jellyfish craft for kids is super fun! ๐Ÿคฉ

What you need – 

Cardstock paper, poms, clothespins, paint, colored paper, and markers.

Steps –

  • Use paint to paint the background of the white paper! This is a fun ๐Ÿ˜ process, and the kids ๐Ÿ‘ถ will love making the ocean scene.
  •  While they are painting, you can start outlining the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ ! Draw and cut out as many tentacles as your child needs to build their name.
  • The kids can attach the tentacles to the body of the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ. Then, they can write the letters of their name on each tentacle!
  •  If they have not started writing, you can do this part, and they can place them in order of their name. 
  • End the craft by adding the googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ and a smile to the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ.

Sponge-painted Jellyfish

I love using sponges for crafting. Not only because they are easy and simple but also because you can make different shapes of Jellyfish with sponges, this can be a great way for your kid to learn some mind-blowing craft! 

Adding learning to crafting will make the experience more memorable for your toddler. ๐Ÿ˜

What you need – 

Sponges, Scissors โœ‚๏ธ, Sharpie, paint, googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ , marker, and paper.


  • Firstly, using a marker, draw a jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ on paper. Then, cut a sponge into six different rectangle pieces!
  • Have the kids dip the sponges into different colors and see the different-colored Jellyfish.
  • You can also choose rainbow colors. But you can also choose to experiment with a single color! Making Jellyfish out of sponges is a cool craft.
  • Add some googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ on the craft, and you have a cute sponge-painted jellyfish! 

Cupcake Liner Jellies

I have used cupcake liners for crafting so many times, and I have enjoyed it. They make the cutest crafts ๐Ÿ˜ and I would recommend you to try it out with your kids!

So this is a jellyfish craft because, as you can see, I added some Fruit Loops on there for the suckers.

What you need – 

Cupcake liners, paper, scissors โœ‚๏ธ, glue sticks, tape, googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, and a pencil.


  • Cut some paper strips to make the tentacles of the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ. Then, to make the tentacles, curl the ends of each strip with scissors, roll a [pencil, and curl and leave. Then, pull it and see the magic.
  • By using a glue stick or tape, add the paper strips using glue. We added eight on for the Jellyfish, so that amount works well!
  •  Lastly, add googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€ to the cupcake liner, and then your kid will have the cutest little Jellyfish!

Watercolor Resist Jellyfish

Watercolor-resist activities are super fun to make, and they make one of the best crafts ever! This jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ craft will get your kids excited so much that they will not be able to wait to know how their Jellyfish will look at the end. 

What you need – 

Cardstock paper, watercolor paints, Paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, white crayons, and water.


  • Take a white crayon and draw a jellyfish on the cardstock paper. Make this drawing bold enough so it’ll give more detailing when the kids want to learn about it.
  • Let your kids use watercolors ๐ŸŽจand add paint to the paper to fill the Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ with some colors. They can use one color or a wide variety of colors as they want to. You can also let your kids make some rainbow patterns on the Jellyfish.
  • The kids will love ๐Ÿ˜ this craft, and the colorful result will make them do some more crafts.

Paper bowl jellyfish

I have shared many jellyfish crafts before, but among them, this paper bowl jellyfish craft ๐Ÿชผ is my kid’s favorite ๐Ÿคฉ . They are hanging up in my kid’s room for decorations!

What you need – 

Paper bowls, acrylic paint, steamer, tape, googly eyes ๐Ÿ‘€, glue, paintbrush ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ, thread, and circle paintbrush.


  • Firstly, add some colors and paint the paper bowls with some acrylic paint. Then, add some dots to each jellyfish structure using a paintbrush.
  • Now, let them dry for some time.
  • Now, make a hole by poking at the topmost portion of the bowl using a pencil. Then, attach a thread at the bottom part where you have made the hole. This will let you hang up the Jellyfish.
  • Now, it is time to tape the steamer at the bottom of your paper bowl. Then, add glue to the googly eyes and stick it.
  • Now, you can play with your Jellyfish, or you can hang it up for decoration.


Jellyfish ๐Ÿชผ are amazing, beautiful, and majestic creatures that amaze the entire world with their unique beauty ๐Ÿ˜ and structure. With these jellyfish-oriented activities, I hoped to educate my children about their plight and help them appreciate these beautiful animals. 

By educating our children about jellyfish conservation efforts, we can hope to create a better future filled with conscientious adults. 

I guess that these jellyfish-inspired snack ideas, art projects, and birthday party decorations will be fun ๐Ÿฅณ to take part in for you and your children. I have successfully picked up my children’s favorite jellyfish activities with you all. 

In the comments down โฌ‡๏ธ below, let me know the activities you took part in, whether they were successful โœ”๏ธ or not, and what changes you made to them to suit your children’s needs. 

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