How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish

How to Make a Paper Plate Jellyfish

In this wikiHow you will learn how to make a jellyfish using paper plates, construction paper, paint, and glue. This activity is part of the Ocean Conservation virtual quests from the WCS Queens Zoo.

Part 1 of 2:
Gathering the Materials

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You will need to get the following materials: Paper Plate Paint (Color of your choice) Paintbrush Construction Paper (Color of your choice) Scissors Tape String (Optional; It would replace the construction paper)
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Part 2 of 2:
Making the Jellyfish

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Place the paper plate on a flat surface to start to decorate.
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Cut a curve. Use your scissors to cut the middle of the paper plate in a curve pattern.
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Begin to paint the jellyfish on the style that you want to create.
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Add the face to the jellyfish using paint or other materials.
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Let the paint dry. The time it takes will depend on the type of paint used for the body of the jellyfish.
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Start working on the stingers of the jellyfish. While the paint for the body is drying, you can start on the stingers. Get the construction paper and begin to cut the paper in 1/2 inch wide pieces. You can make them as long as you'd like the stingers to be. You will need 8 pieces. Using two colors for the construction will need 4 pieces of each color. If you are using string, ignore the next step and move ahead.
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Fold 4 of the pieces of construction paper to create a pattern. Fold the paper up one inch from the bottom every time until you get to the top of the paper. You can place multiple pieces of construction paper on top of each other to make it faster.
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Attach the stingers. Take your paper plate and turn it over to the side without any paint. Tape the stingers to the back, in the pattern that you would like.
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Complete. You have finished the paper plate jellyfish! Congratulations! Now you can decorate it more if you want.
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Part 1 of 2:
Gathering the Materials

Image titled Jellyfish Finished 2
1
You will need to get the following materials: Paper Plate Paint (Color of your choice) Paintbrush Construction Paper (Color of your choice) Scissors Tape String (Optional; It would replace the construction paper)
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Part 2 of 2:
Making the Jellyfish

Image titled Jellyfish Design 1
1
Place the paper plate on a flat surface to start to decorate.
Image titled Jellyfish Design 2
2
Cut a curve. Use your scissors to cut the middle of the paper plate in a curve pattern.
Image titled Jellyfish Design Materials
3
Begin to paint the jellyfish on the style that you want to create.
4
Add the face to the jellyfish using paint or other materials.
5
Let the paint dry. The time it takes will depend on the type of paint used for the body of the jellyfish.
Image titled Jellyfish Design 3
6
Start working on the stingers of the jellyfish. While the paint for the body is drying, you can start on the stingers. Get the construction paper and begin to cut the paper in 1/2 inch wide pieces. You can make them as long as you'd like the stingers to be. You will need 8 pieces. Using two colors for the construction will need 4 pieces of each color. If you are using string, ignore the next step and move ahead.
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7
Fold 4 of the pieces of construction paper to create a pattern. Fold the paper up one inch from the bottom every time until you get to the top of the paper. You can place multiple pieces of construction paper on top of each other to make it faster.
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Attach the stingers. Take your paper plate and turn it over to the side without any paint. Tape the stingers to the back, in the pattern that you would like.
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Complete. You have finished the paper plate jellyfish! Congratulations! Now you can decorate it more if you want.
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