Making coffee filter jellyfish is a great way to introduce children to sealife, illustrate the letter J or simply have fun with an easy craft.

Coffee Filter Jellyfish from sarah peppel on Vimeo.

Craft Supplies:

  • Water-based markers
  • Coffee filters
  • Spray bottle filled with clean water
  • Paper cup
  • Thread and large needle
  • Streamers
  • Tape

Step 1: Spread out coffee filter and color with markers.

Step 2: Spray colored filter with water and set aside to dry. Colors will blur and blend.

Step 3: Tape streamers to open rim of paper cup.

Step 4: Turn cup upside down with streamers hanging down like jellyfish tentacles; Use needle to pull thread through middle of filter and bottom of cup. Poke through cup – up and down to create loop securing the filter to the bottom of the cup. Tie at top.