We love octopus crafts! We have found the cutest octopus crafts and activities for kids that perfectly with an ocean theme school lesson or just for fun. All of these octopus crafts are simple and easy – there are even several perfect for toddlers. Grab your art supplies and let’s make an octopus at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s make an octopus craft today!

Fun and Easy Octopus Crafts For Kids

Grab your googly eyes, pipe cleaners, paper bags, plastic bottle, and other great craft supplies! We’re making an easy octopus craft! Kids of all ages will love these simple octopus crafts. Not only are these fun, but these ocean crafts are also great fine motor skills practice.

Related: Under the sea coloring pages

Octopus are some of our favorite ocean animals and these ocean crafts are a great way to learn about a new animal. We have toilet paper roll octopus crafts, a paper octopus craft, a handprint octopus, cupcake liner octopus and more!

16 Fun Octopus Crafts & Activities

1. Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

This toilet paper roll octopus is adorable. It is a really detailed craft but is actually quite easy.

2. Pasta and Pipe Cleaners Craft

Work on fine motor skills by stringing pasta onto pipe cleaners for the octopus tentacles.

3. Colorful Octopus Craft

I love the fun colors of this octopus craft. Kids will love it! via Crafty Morning

4. Cupcake Liner Octopus Craft

This cupcake liner octopus is one of my kids favorite crafts. They love eating the Cheerios as we go! from I Heart Crafty Things

5. Free Ocean and Octopus Coloring Pages

Color an octopus! Grab these free ocean coloring pages.

6. Paper Plate Octopus Craft

This octopus craft  from a paper plate is super easy and super cute! via Easy Peasy and Fun

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So many fun ways to make an octopus!

7. Handprint Octopus Craft

Use this fun handprint octopus craft as a color matching activity! I Heart Arts n Crafts

8. Cardboard Tube Octopus Craft

This toilet paper roll octopus is super easy and perfect for little crafters.

9. Cereal Box Octopus Puppet Craft

My kiddos love this cereal box theater with an octopus puppet – so fun! via Handmade Charlotte

10. Handprint and Googly Eyes Octopus Craft

Use your handprint to make this octopus and add googley eyes. via Mommy Minutes Blog

11. Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft

Paint bubble wrap to make this fun octopus craft. My kids love bubble wrap! This is one of my favorite octopus craft ideas. via I Heart Crafty Things

12. Fine Motor Skills Octopus Craft

This octopus craft is great for working on fine motor skills and using scissors. via Fantastic Fun and Learning

13. Octopus Counting Craft

Work on math skills with this octopus counting craft. via All Kids Network

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Let’s have some learning fun with octopi!

14. Math Octopus Craft

Here is another great math octopus for kids to practice counting. via Reading Confetti

15. Easy Paper Plate Octopus Craft For Toddlers

We love this paper plate octopus because it’s easy for toddlers to do. via Toddler Approved

16. Letter O Octopus Craft

Learn about the letter O and turn it into an octopus! This is such a great letter o craft. via School Time Snippets

More Octopus Fun From Kids Activities Blog

…And here are some even more crafts to do when bored!

Which octopus craft did you try? How did it turn out? Comment below, we’d love to hear from you!

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