Our Jellyfish Craft is one of those that had Rea running to the door when daddy got home saying, “I made dat! I made dat!” Which of course makes my heart just swoon!

For our Lil’ Creators, we add a bit of complexity by having your Lil’ identify the longest and shortest string so that they can work on their measurements.
Check it out!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Visual Arts

  • Identify basic colors
  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation


  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Required Materials

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*Paper Plate

*Washable Paint


*Construction Paper


*Paint Brushes

*Craft Stick

Step #1
Invite your Lil’ to paint a paper plate. Encourage them to make the top the sky and the bottom the ocean.
Step #2
While the plate dries, cut out 2 triangles and a half circle from scraps of construction paper.
Step #3
Glue the two triangles to the top of a craft stick to create the sails and glue the half circle right below the triangles.
Step #4
Once the paint on the plate has dried fold it in half vertically and cut a slit in the middle of the plate across the fold careful not to cut all the way through the plate.
Step #5
Slide your boat in the opening of the plate and sail it along the sea.

Teacher Tip

When you are putting out the paint or cutting the shapes, be sure to talk with your child. Tell them what you’re doing, “first I am going to give you blue paint. Next I am going to put out the green paint.” Our Lil’s are sponges and soon you will hear them saying, “ok now the white paint.”


What do you think of these fun little sail boat plates? Let us know what you think and share away!