Coffee Filter Jellyfish Sun Catcher An Easy Ocean Craft for Kids

Make colorful Jellyfish sun catchers with this Easy Ocean Craft for Kids idea. This is a great summer craft that’s cute to display on the windows and simple to do! It’s Perfect for preschoolers, kindergarten kids, and school-age kids. Come on in and I’ll share this fun craft that you can make with supplies you probably have lying around the house right now…

Coffee Filter Jellyfish Sun-catchers

I love how colorful and cheerful these Jellyfish are hanging on the windows. They are a little touch of summer for our house.

If you are looking for Ocean themed crafts, then you might like my post on making a paper plate crab craft, or a paper plate fish craft, or Fishbowl Craft or this cute glove Octuopus

Here’s a fun video on how you can make this Simple Jellyfish Suncatcher, today! 

Jellyfish Coffee Filter Ocean Craft for Preschoolers

Using colorful markers to easily tie-dye the coffee filters makes this craft even more fun. You can easily change the look of each jellyfish just by blending different colored markers together.

Jellyfish Coffee Filter Ocean Craft for Kindergarten Kids

Curling ribbon colors are another quick and easy way to customize each jellyfish ocean craft.

Here are some supplies you’ll need to make your Coffee Filter Jelly Fish Ocean Craft for Kids 

Jelly fish ocean craft supplies

Supplies Needed

  • Coffee filter
  • Markers – we used washable school markers
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • *Protected work surface – I’d use a tray for each kid or at least a plastic tablecloth
  • Curling ribbon
  • Paper hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Google Eyes – Large (about 1-1&1/2 inches)
  • Glue stick unless you get self-adhesive eyes 

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How do you make a Jellyfish out of Coffee Filters?

Tie Dyed Coffee Filter for Jellyfish Ocean Craft


  • Use a variety of colorful markers to color in some of the coffee filters
  • *You don’t have to color it all in – the water will make the colors spread together
  • Kids can make swirl lines, zig-zag lines, or big dots to color the coffee filter. Again, you don’t have to color it fully. You can leave some places untouched
  • Now…on a protected surface, spray the water from the water bottle onto the coffee filter 
  • The colors should start running together to make a fun tie-dye pattern
  • Lift the coffee filter off of the wet surface and set it out in the sun, or any warm place to dry. We set ours on the grass in the backyard
punching holes for a Jellyfish coffee filter craft

  • When the filter has dried, fold it in half
  • Punch holes along the straight edge
  • *I got a little carried away with the amount of holes in this jelly fish. You don’t need more than 6 or 7 holes going across
Adding curly ribbon to the coffee filter jellyfish ocean craft

  • Cut various lengths out of your curling ribbon to tie to the holes and use knots to secure them in any pattern you want
  • Trim excess ribbon away from the knots
Adding google eyes to Coffee Filter Jelly Fish Ocean Craft

  • Use a glue stick to add google eyes and a black marker to make a smile
Display of blue jellyfish coffee filter ocean craft for kids to make

  • That’s it! Enjoy your cheerful summertime ocean craft! 


Coffee Filter Jellyfish Easy Ocean Theme Craft for Kids to Make

~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do 

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