This toilet paper roll octopus craft is fun and easy to make. It’s great for younger kids and older kids. Learn about the octopus, practice fine motor skills, and make a fun octopus craft!
Toilet Roll Crafts For Kids are the best fun for home or classroom crafting – so simple, so quick, and so at hand! In less than 30 minutes your kids will have little Wiggles and Oggys of their own to play with – continue reading to see how.
How To Make A Toilet Paper Octopus Craft For Kids
Recycle toilet paper rolls you have around to make these amazingly cute and fun octopus craft.
Use yarn and give them long dangly tentacles and cute little faces. This is great for preschool kids and elementary ages kids.
Practice your fine motor skills with the tying. This will be great for at home or in the classroom. Would even be great for an ocean lesson as well.
Supplies Needed To Make This Fun Wiggly Octopus Craft
Here’s what you need to make Toilet Roll Octopus: (affiliate links are included in this post)
Directions To Make This Fun Octopus Craft
Start by making four slits in one end of the toilet roll, as shown.
Fold the pieces in on each other and glue into position.
Punch holes all around the base of the other end.
Paint the toilet tubes with nice bright fun colors and leave aside to dry. When dry, decorate with some white chalk and your googly eyes.
Finally loop some lengths of wool into the holes all around the base for the wibbly wobbly tentacles.
Tips: If you punch a hole in the top and attach a piece of string you can carry your little octopus friend around and make him dance and wiggle.
Variation On This Fun Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
The Mess Free ‘Instant’ Option: with markers or colored chalk, decorate the toilet tube with squiggles and attach your googly eyes.
Instead of coloring the toilet paper roll, you can wrap paper around it to make them look even more awesome.
Our Experience With This Fun Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
Meet Wiggles and Oggy
“Wiggles and Oggy are best friends
Wiggles like to wiggle
And Oggy loves to dance“
When I was making these toilet roll octopus’ on the weekend with my daughter Molly, she was making up a little story as she was doodling swirls and giving the octopus faces. I was trying to scribble down the story (snippet above), trying not to miss a beat. I just ADORE when this happens, when our crafting inspires storytelling, the stories can go in any and all wonderful directions!!
The Mayor of OctopusLand featured in this tale, making laws! As was a jealous friend called Olly – let’s just say it was dramatic, but they all lived happily ever after – tee hee.
“Let’s play, let’s dodge sharks, let’s play with the clown fish, and spy on some hammerheads”
by Molly, age 7
Paper Eyes or Plastic Googly Eyes
- Start by making four slits in one end of the toilet roll, as shown.
- Fold the pieces in on each other and glue into position.
- Punch holes all around the base of the other end.
- Paint the toilet tubes with nice bright fun colors and leave aside to dry. When dry, decorate with some white chalk and your googly eyes.
- Finally loop some lengths of wool into the holes all around the base for the wibbly wobbly tentacles.
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