Valentine’s day is here and what better way to celebrate than making a colorful heart jellyfish craft with kids!
This is a cute ocean-themed Valentine’s day craft to do with preschoolers, kindergarteners, elementary school kids, and tweens.
It comes with a heart Jellyfish printable template that kids can paint, cut out and stick together. Kids will love to paint colorful paper hearts and stick them on the Jellyfish’s face and tentacles. This is an easy craft activity to get kids busy and make Valentine’s Day a fun and creative event.
Just stick a loop of yarn behind it and make it a hanging decor at schools, libraries, and childcare or home to get the kids in Valentine’s day spirit. Like our paper chain Jellyfish craft, this heart Jellyfish is also perfect to add to your sea animal lesson plans or summer camp crafts.
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Supplies you need to make a Heart Jellyfish craft for kids
- Heart jellyfish printable
- Two white A4 cardstocks (One for printing the Jellyfish’s head and the other one for printing the heart shapes)
- One white A4 construction paper or cardstock (for the eyes)
- One colored A4 construction paper (for the jellyfish’s tentacles) We used yellow)
- Paint (We used acrylic paint. You can also use watercolor, crayons, color pencils, etc.)
- Yarn (optional)
- Tape (optional)
How to make a Valentine’s day heart jellyfish?
Purchase the heart jellyfish craft template from our shop. Download and print pages 1 and 2 of the template on two white A4 cardstocks. Print page 3 of the template on colored A4 construction paper. Print page 4 on white A4 construction paper or cardstock.
Kids can now paint pages 1 and 2 of the template.
They can experiment with different shades of the same color if they want. We used acrylic paint to color ours and mixed blue with white paint to get lighter shades of blue. Similarly, we mixed yellow and white for lighter shades of yellow. The more white you add to a color, the lighter it gets. We are sure, the kids will have fun mixing paints and coming up with new shades.
If you don’t want to use paint, you can use crayons or color pencils for this step.
Once the paint dries, cut out all the parts along with the paper strips from page 4 and a pair of eyes.
We cut out 8 paper strips as there are 8 big heart shapes. If you want more heart shapes, print out the page once again on cardstock, paint the hearts, cut them out, and cut out more paper strips accordingly.
Let’s stick the Jellyfish’s eyes now. Stick four small heart shapes, leaving some space in between, at the bottom of the Jellyfish’s head. Now, stick four more heart shapes above them covering the space that was left.
Stick the big heart shapes at the end of each paper strip. We are going to use them as the Jellyfish’s tentacles.
Stick one paper strip just behind the Jellyfish’s face in the middle.
Stick the rest of the paper strips on either side of the middle paper strip one by one. For each of them, you can cut off some lengths, by around three to five cms, to vary the length of the tentacles.
Finally, cut out a piece of yarn, make a loop and stick it behind the jellyfish’s head using tape.
Now hang it as a Valentine’s decor!
Isn’t it so pretty?!
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