Cardboard Tube Octopus

Cardboard Tube Octopus

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!

2 - 7
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. toilet paper tubes (toilet paper or paper towel rolls)
  2. paint
  3. glue
  4. googly eyes
  5. pom-poms (mini)
  6. paintbrushes
  1. First, cut the bottom of the roll to create eight legs (or however many you'd like) for your octo-friend!

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. What do you know? They became puppets!