It’s getting hard to impress Travis with crafts these days; let’s be honest, we’ve done a lot of them! It seemed like time for new materials – hence this awesome paper lantern jellyfish. It is by far the coolest jellyfish we’ve made together, and we’ve done a few in the past.
Travis remembered seeing paper lanterns from a summer festival back in August, and was so excited when I announced I had one for our craft. He needed to play with it first, of course!
Next we needed crepe paper for the tentacles… It wasn’t long before we had crepe paper madness in the house, too!
I was happy to see him have so much fun, while I made sure to save enough pieces of equal length to be the tentacles.
Next I showed him how we could change the look of the crepe paper by wrapping around a finger. This gave the tentacles great texture!
Glue the tentacles around the bottom rim of the lantern. Add a final piece of crepe paper in a circle around the rim, to hide all the edges. Let dry.
We also cut a few circles from additional crepe paper to be spots on the jellyfish. So pretty!
Travis couldn’t wait for it to dry, after which the jellyfish was instantly a prop in his games.
Once he lets go, we’ll hang it from the ceiling for a beautiful ocean corner of his bedroom.