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J is for Jellyfish Craft

Next in the Alphabet Handprint Art Series is the letter J. This week we are sharing a fun J is for Jellyfish handprint art! This craft is great for kindergartners as they learn the letter J. Don’t forget to print the free Letter J Worksheets to go along with it for more letter practice.

J is for Jellyfish

This craft uses some paint and simple supplies to make an adorable jellyfish. It’s always a lot of fun to for the kids to see how their hand print can turn into something else. For this craft, we make a purple hand print for the jellyfish body, although any favorite color can be used. It’s a simple and hands-on way to learn about the letter J!

J is for Jellyfish

j is for jellyfish

First, print the printable to go along with this craft. We like to practice the letter on the first page before making our handprint, and we do the next page while the handprint is drying.

Start by painting the palm and fingers of one hand purple. Don’t paint the thumb.

letter j alphabet craft

Next, turn the first page of the printable upside-down, and make the purple handprint in the middle of the page. Turn the page right-side-up and you’ll have the handprint. The jellyfish body will be the palm, and the dangling fingerprints will be the tentacles.

handprint craft

Now it’s time to make the Jellyfish’s face! To do this, dip one finger in white paint. Make two dots on the face for eyes. Use a paintbrush and black paint to make small black dots in the center of the white dots to complete the eyes. Use the same black paint to make a mouth. Let dry and your jellyfish is complete! Rinse hands with water or wipe clean.

letter j worksheets or kids

While your J is for Jellyfish craft is drying, complete the letter J worksheet for more letter J practice!


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Emily formerly taught extra-curricular activities with elementary school children and now stays at home with her two young boys. She loves to get out exploring and learning alongside them. More about their adventures and activities can be found at To be A Kid Again, where Emily shares hands-on learning ideas, crafts, family fun, and more.

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