Jellyfish Lantern

Transform the corner of your room into a jellyfish aquarium! Follow along with this tutorial to create a unique underwater-inspired jellyfish lantern. It's super easy to make and once you make one, you'll want a whole group of jellyfish to decorate your room!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start by opening up the paper lantern.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, we used crepe paper to create different textured tentacles. Try twisting the streamers in sections to create a wavy effect or stretching one side of the streamer to create a curl.

    See how many variations you can create with just this material!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Glue the streamer tentacles to the bottom of the lantern.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Crinkle some white crepe paper to create an edge around the jellyfish. We thought this would be a great addition because it also hides where we glued the tentacles onto the lantern.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Decorate your jellyfish! We decided to give our jellyfish some polkadots, and glued them on. You can give your jellyfish friend any pattern you would like.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7

    Once we were done, we tied a string to hang it up.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

  • Done!

    Next time, we will make a few smaller jellyfish to create an underwater experience!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 8

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