Easy Paper Octopus Craft

You will fall in love with this adorable and Easy Paper Octopus Craft. These are super simple to make (you don’t need a template but you can still grab one from our membership library) and you will want to make a whole bunch and in different colors once you make your fist one..

A fun little summer craft idea for kids to make during the summer break.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids

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Have you ever been to an aquarium? What are your favorite creatures to see there? Our favorite is the “monsters of the deep” – octopus.

They have eight tentacles and a bulbous head. And did you know that they have three hearts and nine brains?

How awesome is that?

When they are threatened, they shoot an inky fluid from their body that confuses the aggressor.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids to Make

That way they have time to swim away fast.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids

They also change colors and camouflage around rocks in the ocean.

The octopuses we are going to show you today are super tiny, super cheeky and super simple to make.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids to Make

They can do no harm if you hold them, they do not shoot inky fluid and they smile a lot so they will bring brightness to your homes.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids to Make

How to Make an Easy Paper Octopus Craft


What you need:

  • blue cardstock
  • scissors
  • color papers
  • two googly eyes
  • glue
  • a circle puncher
  • black liner
  • pink color pencil

Let’s craft!

Materials Used

Step by Step Instructions

Cut an 8×8 square out of the blue cardstock.

Step 1
Using your scissors, cut 1 cm wide lines.

Step 2

Be careful to leave 1 cm space at the end and not cut through the cardstock completely.

Start rolling the stripes up to form the tentacles…Step 3

… until you come to the last one.

Step 3-1

Put some glue on one end and close the circle.Step 3-2

Take the circle puncher and punch a circle on the color paper.

Step 5

Cut ¼ of that circle.

Step 6

That will be the head.

Step 6-1

Apply some glue on it and attach it to the tentacles.

Step 6-2
Glue 2 googly eyes on the head.

Step 7
Draw a smile using a black liner.

Step 8
Draw two cheeks with the pink color pencil.

Step 9
All done!

Finished Paper Octopus Craft

Easy-peasy, right?

Finished Paper Octopus Craft

Where will you place them now?

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids

That is all for today.

Easy Paper Octopus Craft for Kids to Make

You can find more octopus crafts on our website.

See you soon with more jolly crafts!

Easy Paper Octopus Craft Idea

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