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Cardboard Tube Octopus

Cardboard Tube Octopus
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 7y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Melissa Allen
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Sometimes I wish I could buy empty cardboard tube rolls. They are so great for kids' crafts and we use them up as soon as they hit the recycle bin.This sweet octopus is a new family favorite, especially once my two-year-old discovered he could stick his hand in the bottom to turn it into a puppet. His octopus voice was hilarious!

How We Did It

Cardboard Tube Octopus

First, cut the bottom of the roll to create eight legs (or however many you'd like) for your octo-friend!

Cardboard Tube Octopus

Next, bend the legs up, curling them a bit to create that octopus look.

Cardboard Tube Octopus

Once the legs are good to go, it's time for some color! The kids decided to make red and purple sea buddies.

Cardboard Tube Octopus

After our new little friends were dry, we added some eyes. That's all my kids wanted to add for the face, but feel free to get creative with a fun nose and mouth.

Cardboard Tube Octopus

And the best pom-pom suctions on the bottom of their feet. Are these cute or what?

Cardboard Tube Octopus
What do you know? They became puppets!


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My child and I completed Cardboard Tube Octopus.

posted by: Soledad on 7.8.2013

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