Have you ever made a paper chain for a countdown to a special day? This jellyfish incorporates a traditional paper chain - just several chains - as the tentacles. Using seven rings to make each tentacle would be a fun way to discuss seven days making a week!

Start with:

  • Cardstock in Various Colors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Create it!

Step 1: Cut the shape for the jellyfish from cardstock. We used white and painted it pink. Allow it to dry.

Step 2: Cut eyes from cardstock and glue them to the body of the jellyfish.

Step 3: Cut two circles for cheeks from cardstock and glue to the jellyfish.

Step 4: Cut strips from cardstock.

Step 5: Glue the ends of a cardstock strip together to form a ring. Place one strip inside the ring and glue the ends together to create a paper chain.

Step 6: Continue adding to paper chain until desired length. Make the last ring slightly smaller, leaving a tab at the end to attach to the jellyfish body.


Step 7: Glue the paper chain to the bottom of the jellyfish body. Continue with additional chains until complete.

A variety of materials could work for this craft. A paper plate for the body or even cardboard. Construction paper is a fantastic substitute for the cardstock used for the paper chains too!