These egg carton jellyfish are easy and a lot of fun to make! Perfect to make alongside a study on the ocean or for the letter J! We even have a letter J Jellyfish coloring page and some fun jellyfish information for you further down in this article.
The egg carton jellyfish is a great use for an old egg carton. They can be used as a mobile and hung in the bedroom or played with as puppets. Decorate any way you desire to extend the fun. We added paper eyes and painted with watercolors but almost anything goes with this fun jellyfish craft.
Egg Carton Jellyfish
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Find an old egg carton, or do as I did and empty out a carton of eggs, and create your own adorable jellyfish.
Now our egg cartons are a bit of a pain in that the segments do not cut out nicely. If your egg cartons also do this then don’t worry this jellyfish egg carton craft will still work! As you can see in one of the jellyfish in the photo above I have stuck extra bits of egg carton onto the cut-off side to create a more even side. On the other two, I didn’t worry about doing that, instead, some of the tissue paper sticks out the side. You can choose the option that you like best. Of course, not gluing on the extra egg carton is much simpler, especially for little hands.
You Will Need
There really isn’t much that you need to create your egg carton jellyfish. Below is a list of what we used but use what is handy to you. Instead of the painting, you may rather decorate with craft box supplies. Or paint and decorate! Getting creative is when the fun really happens.
- An empty egg carton
- Needle. Sharp needle to poke a hole and a large needle to fit the yarn.
- Tissue paper. Great to save if you get it in packaging and sometimes with clothing.
- Paper for the eyes
- Paint and brush
Let’s Make A Jellyfish!
To make it easy we have created the above photo tutorial for you!
As always before you begin, gather all of the supplies needed. Cut your egg carton into segments and trim neatly around the bottom of each one.
IF needed use some of the egg carton scrap pieces and glue them to fill up any gaps. Some egg cartons will trim up nicely and this stage will not be needed. You can also opt to skip this step as it will still look good once the tissue paper has been added.
Cut a square of tissue paper and poke into the inside of the egg carton.
Using the sharp needle pierce a hole into the top of the egg carton to make it easier to get the needle with the yarn through. Thread the yarn and pierce through the egg carton leaving a length at each side.
Wrap yarn around an outstretched hand like in the photo. Cut the end of the yarn but leave the loops for now.
Tie onto the length of yarn that is threaded through the egg carton. Trim the bottom loops of yarn so the jellyfish tentacles are loose.
Trim the tissue paper and add a drop of glue if extra support is needed to keep it in place.
We decided to paint our jellyfish with watercolor paints. Any paint will be fine but for this craft, we thought the look of watercolor paints would be nice. Basic kid’s watercolors are perfect!
To make the eyes we firstly drew them onto a piece of paper using a Sharpie. We carefully cut them out and then stuck them on with a drop of glue. We then added a small Sharpie smile.
Get creative and decorate with bits and pieces from the craft box. There are so many different ways to decorate your jellyfish and there is really no wrong or right.
Not done with the jellyfish fun? Print out the below coloring page and get coloring!
Fun Jellyfish Facts
- Jellyfish have no heart, brain or eyes (unless they are our fun craft jellyfish).
- Some jellyfish glow in the dark.
- Jellyfish have been around for millions of years, even before the dinosaurs.
- Turtles like to eat jellyfish.
Other Crafts To Try
- Recycled Yogurt Pot Snake
- Toilet Paper Roll Toadstools
- Paper Plate Yarn Spiders
- Toilet Paper Tube Elephant
Thank you for stopping by. We hope that you have enjoyed this egg carton jellyfish craft!