Octopuses are awesome, aren’t they? Learn all about these creatures with our easy and fun octopus crafts for kids! Perfect for kids of all ages!
We get mixed messages regarding octopuses from popular media. On one hand, you have the adorable, blue Oswald who’s nice to everyone, and on the other hand you have Dr. Octopus, super villain who isn’t nice at all. And that’s why octopuses keep everyone guessing whenever they appear!
Speaking of guessing, Paul the Octopus was famous for predicting football match results – correctly! Octopuses are much more intelligent than we give them credit for!
So this World Octopus Day on 8th October, let’s celebrate these amazing creatures, whom we still have a lot to learn about. This is one animal that kids will be intrigued by and will want to know more. So along with your craft supplies, get some interesting octopus trivia ready to dish out!
10 Easy and Fun Octopus Crafts for Kids
The underwater world is a breathtaking one, with all kinds of gorgeous colors. Our Kid Things tries to capture this effect in this project where bubble wrap printing gives the octopus tentacles multicolored suckers!
The idea of using bubble wrap for octopus tentacles is just genius! You can either use them to print as shown in the craft above, or go with this idea of using the bubble wrap directly as octopus arms.
Need another idea to make suckers instead of bubble wrap? Why not try food? I Heart Crafty Things shows us how easy it is to make octopus arms with cupcake liners and any ring-shaped food you can find in your home.
How cute is this octopus from While She Naps? And you know what so many arms means – lots and lots of hugs! This is great as nursery decor, especially if you’re going with an ocean theme.
Those small shot-glass type paper cups work well for this octopus craft, and they perfectly transform into cute octopuses! Make as many as you like in a variety of colors.
We love the effect of the waves and the swirly arms of the octopus in this craft from Make Film Play. The best part is that with a free printable available to download, making this craft is a breeze!
Octopuses can be glamorous and blingy too, as this project from Crafty Morning shows! Paint a styrofoam ball in any color you like and go with matching card stock and assorted blingy embellishments, like sequins.
You can make all kinds of animal crafts with a paper bag, so why not an octopus? Kids Activities Blog paints a plain brown paper bag bright pink, for a one of a kind octopus!
We love how quirky these octopuses from Kids Activities Blog look! Make these in multiple colors and patterns and create your very own ocean themed hanging mobile for your room!
Sometimes all you want is an easy peasy craft, and that’s exactly what Easy Peasy and Fun has got for us! This craft uses a circle punch, but you can also cut out the circles by hand.
If these octopus crafts for kids have triggered your love for ocean crafts, do check out our ocean themed pom pom mats, under the sea shape matching game, as well as crafts based on other ocean creatures like whales, dolphins, sea horses, sharks and jellyfish. There’s a whole beautiful world out there, under water!