Jellyfish Art and Craft Ideas

Looking for a few jellyfish art and craft ideas to create with a beach theme? Today, we’ve got a collection of creative jellyfish crafts, jellyfish handprints, and fun themed activities to build skills. Whether you are heading to the beach or planning a beach themed summer camp, these craft ideas are for you!

Add these ideas to your summer occupational therapy sessions.

jellyfish arts and crafts for kids.  make these before going to the beach!

Jellyfish arts and crafts

Jellyfish crafts are maybe one of the cutest crafts to make during the summer. While the real creatures that you dodge while swimming in the ocean are not so nice, they sure are beautiful to watch in an aquarium.  

The jellyfish ideas below are just some ways to build skills through crafting. Consider kids crafts such as:

  • Jellyfish handprint
  • Jellyfish puppet
  • Cupcake liner jellyfish
  • Paper bowl jellyfish
  • Tissue paper tentacles
  • Pipe cleaner tentacles
  • Egg carton jellyfish
  • Cardboard tube jellyfish
  • Toilet paper roll sea life
  • Coffee filter jellyfish

As you can see there are many ways to make colorful jellyfish crafts using everyday materials! When building these fun crafts, you target several areas of development:

We put together a collection of jellyfish crafts with colorful tentacles and gorgeous summer colors. Now the question is, which of these to make first?


  1. J is for Jellyfish from Crystal and Co. supports fine motor skills by using a template to create jellyfish tentacles and other parts
  2. Paper bag Jellyfish craft from No Time for Flashcards works on bilateral coordination skills, scissors skills, and more.
  3. Paper Plate Jellyfish craft from Happy Hooligans is a great hand strengthening activity using a paper plate or paper bowl
  4. Easter Egg Jellyfish from Teach Beside Me Supports eye hand coordination skills

All of these ideas are full of ocean fun and a creative way to develop skills in kids!

Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to

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