Friday, August 31, 2012

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus


I saw this craft a long time ago and thought it would be good to do with Hasan.  It's pretty simple and I've seen it on numerous websites.  The hardest thing for Hasan was waiting for the paint to dry.  We completed it in two days because Bilal woke up early from his nap after Hasan was done painting.


Materials Needed:
1 toilet paper roll
Some toilet paper
Paint
Paintbrush
Googly eyes
Glue
Marker
Scissors

How To:
Roll up the toilet paper in a ball and push up to the top of the toilet paper roll.  This will form the top of the head of the octopus.  Paint the toilet paper roll including the toilet paper popping up from the top.

Once the paint is dry, make lines marking out 8 legs.  Cut along the lines.  Using a marker, roll up each leg.  Glue on googly eyes.  Draw nose and mouth.  You can do more additional decorating if you like.

6 comments:

  1. Super Cute! Googly eyes make everything awesome. I love that you've used toilet paper for the head. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Pete! Yes...googly eyes definitely makes a big difference. I saw this craft on numerous other websites and some of them used the idea of using toilet paper for the head.

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  2. I love toilet paper roll crafts and this is another great one!

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  3. Oh my! This is soooo incredibly cute. I have a huge bag of empty toilet paper rolls and I am always looking for fun ideas for them! We will definitely make these!

    I would love to have you add this to a collective link party I co-host, Eat Make Grow: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-5.html
    I host along with two other bloggers, so one link shows up on all three blogs, and we feature a couple of bloggers each week. We're always looking for great content like this! Hope to see you over there.

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    1. Thank Marigold...will definitely add it to the link party! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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