Jellyfish Kiddo Craft Tutorial

Today I want to share a fun craft you can make with your kids Last month we throw my niece a mermaid birthday party. It was so much fun. But now that the she and her buddies are old enough for activities we wanted to have some thing more than just setting them loose in the play room. In addition to a fun game of pin the tail on the mermaids we helped the kids make these darling jellyfish finger puppets.

What you’ll need:

  • felt
  • ribbon
  • googly eyes
  • double sided tape or glue

What to do:

  1. Cut your felt into half circle shapes. For each puppet you’ll need two half circles.
  2. Have your kiddos pick out some ribbon. Cut to a few inches each.
  3. Lay the ribbon along the straight edge of the one of the felt pieces and sew down. Now flip it over so the ribbon attachment is hidden i.e. the right side is facing up.
  4. Lay on top of the other pieces of felt and sew the two along the curved edge.
  5. Have your kiddos take or glue on the googly eyes.

And yes I may have whipped out my sewing machine right in the middle of the party on the table right next to the cake haha. But It was so fun I thought it sounded a lot better than dealing with messy glue that you’d have to make the kids wait to handle.

Previously published on Keeping it Simple on 5/8/2013

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These all look so good. THings to remember to try on vacation at universal studios and the wizarding world of harry potter


  1. That is just so cute!

  2. I like this simple craft. We are going to study underwater biomes next year and this would be a great craft to go with it. I pinned it.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to Creative Showcase! I featured this project here:

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