This toilet paper roll Octopus craft is so cute and simple. It is not only budget-friendly, but great for kids of all ages: toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids. These toilet paper roll Octopus craft is great for at home or in the classroom.
Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
This easy toilet paper roll craft for kids is something sure to make them run around the house seeking empty toilet tissue rolls! In fact, this toilet tissue roll craft may be just what you need to assure your family removes the empty rolls.
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Video: Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
Supplies Needed To Make This Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft
How To Make These Cute Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Crafts
Gather your toilet paper rolls. If you’re using paper towel rolls, cut them into 1/2 or 1/3s.
Cut the bottom of the toilet paper roll into strips (but keep them connected.) There should be 8 legs.
Paint the toilet paper rolls your favorite colors!
Add smiley faces, eyes, and dots!
Our Experience Making Toilet Paper Octopus Craft
Rory loves octopus!
I am not sure where her love for octopus came from. I think it started wish her ABC puzzle, because for the letter “O” there is a cute picture of a purple octopus. Since then, I think she is quite intrigued by octopus and their many legs. She has even been known to tell people that she wants an octopus tattoo.
Today we decided to make Octopus out of our old toilet paper and paper towel rolls.
These were fun for Rory to make — and so affordable! We started saving toilet paper holders and paper towel holders a few weeks before starting this toilet paper roll craft. When we had a few saved up we began by painting the outside of the rolls. We painted several colors and Rory loved to paint them herself. When we finished painting them we let them sit to dry.
When they were all dry, we started cutting the bottom of the rolls. We cut them about a centimeter thick around whole tube. We cut them around 3/4 to the top of the tube. These are your tentacles! We then painted the underside of each one of little flaps we cut, and we let them dry.
When they were all dry we took a pen and curled them from the bottom of the to the top. When the tentacles were curled, we made faces on them. Rory liked to line them up as mommy, daddy, Rory, and baby octopus.
- paper towel and toilet paper rolls
- Gather your toilet paper rolls.
- Cut the bottom of the toilet paper roll into strips (but keep them connected.) There should be 8 legs.
- Paint the toilet paper rolls your favorite colors!
- Add smiley faces, eyes, and dots!
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How did you toilet paper roll Octopus craft turn out?