My daughter wanted to continue with marine-themed crafts, and this time, offered me to make the octopus handicraft. Easy, fast & fun, this craft can be created even by kids aged 3. It’s a perfect option for teaching your child use scissors – it involves a bit of cutting.
Materials For Octopus Craft
- Colored paper (choose any color);
- Marker or pencil;
- Glue stick.
Take a piece of colored paper. Make a horizontal line to divide head and body. Draw vertical lines up to the horizontal line – those will be tentacles. We made lines 2 cm wide.
On the cover side, draw the octopus’ face using the marker. Cut the tentacles.
Bend the piece of paper into a roll and stick ends using the glue stick.
To make tentacles curly, use scissors or a pencil: press and move along the stripes all way down. The more force you apply, the curlier it gets.
Look at these friendly creatures: no other octopus craft looks as friendly as this one!
To improve your octopus craft, you can also offer your kid to draw round sucker cups.
BTW, here I found a few more cool ideas of octopus handicrafts and related activities.