Rainbow Jellyfish Craft

Make a rainbow jellyfish craft - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Need a fun project for a lazy afternoon? These adorable jellyfish are full of vibrant colors and very easy to make. Pipe cleaners, googly eyes and Styrofoam balls are all that are needed to make these cute hanging sea creatures. These floating jellyfish will look adorable hanging from the playroom or your child’s bedroom ceiling!

Rainbow jellyfish - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Summer has just about wrapped up, we have just over a month to go before fall’s official first day. It’s hard for me to let go of summer sometimes, even though I love autumn with all my heart! Nothing says summer more to me than the beach and all of its wonderfully “craftable” creatures.

Rainbow jellyfish step photos - CraftsbyAmanda.com[Full printable instructions below] Twist pipe cleaners around a pencil or paintbrush to make them into coils. Paint Styrofoam balls and cut them in half. Poke the coiled pipe cleaners into the flat side of the ball. Finish up by adding googly eyes and a string to hang them from!

How to make rainbow jellyfish! - CraftsbyAmanda.com

Rainbow Jellyfish Craft


  1. Paint the Styrofoam balls yellow and let them dry.
  2. Use ruler to cut Styrofoam balls in half.
  3. Wrap pipe cleaner around a small paintbrush then slide paintbrush out. Stretch out the coil. You can use a larger paintbrush for larger coils.
  4. Turn ball-half upside down and insert five pipe cleaners into the flat side.
  5. Use a toothpick to poke a small hole in the center of the top of the ball (round side).
  6. Fill hole with some glue and use toothpick to push string into the hole for the hanger.
  7. Glue on googly eyes.
  8. Let everything dry before hanging.
Variation: Hang these directly from the ceiling or attach two sticks or dowels together in cross fashion, then hang from those as a mobile.


  1. Patricia Green says

    I have about 75 wooden blocks the size is 2 inches by 2 inches do you have any craft ideas what can be made with them.

  2. says

    I Love this! We’re looking for shark, turtle, jellyfish, and fish crafts for kids. My grandson’s 1st birthday is coming up and his older brother, my 4 year old grandson is making the decorations. It’s an ocean beach theme since all his family from both sides are avid ocean/water sports enthusiasts. This is simple for him to do too. I might sub the pipe cleaners for curly ribbon so when it blows in the wind it’ll look so pretty! Thanks!

  3. Marjie says

    You have some very creative Ideas. I am going to use some of them for VBS if you don’t mind. Kids love colorful things so these should hit the spot!
    Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

  4. Marisol says

    I plan to have my special needs students make your hanging jelly fish this summer. I know they will enjoy making it. Thanks Amanda,


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