We’ve had a few April showers this month, even snow, but we’re staying dry with these fun animal umbrellas. This pink umbrella makes the perfect jellyfish, fun for twirling and spinning in the rain. With just a few simple supplies, you’ll be sporting these cute little animal umbrellas during your next rainfall.

Supplies for Jellyfish Umbrella:

  • umbrella – any size
  • plastic table cloth (party table cloths from the dollar store) or plastic garbage bags
  • scissors
  • curling ribbon

For the Pink Jellyfish:

  1. Open up your umbrella and tie a piece of curling ribbon in a knot around each of the underside metal bars in the inner circle. This will help give the jellyfish it’s curly tentacle look.
  2. For each of the jellyfish’s arms, cut a 2 inch thick strip from your plastic, about 3-4 feet long. Each strip can measure any length you want, but probably only as tall as your child, as you don’t want the plastic to be dragging on the ground.
  3. Tie each plastic strips to the underside of the umbrella, at the outer edge. Just tie them in a knot, but should hold up to the wind.
  4. Now they’re ready for play time. Take your Jellyfish Umbrella outdoors to play with and protect you from the rain!

We also made a spider umbrella, complete with cut strips of plastic tied on for the legs and white grocery bag circles (with black foam sticker circles) for the eyes.

And we have the supplies for a red crab and a green frog, using basically the same directions as above to make each one.

Have fun singing, and swimming, in the rain with your new animal umbrellas.