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Cupcake Liner Octopus Ocean Craft for Preschoolers

Summer is right around the corner, and I’ve been thinking about all things ocean! So today we have the cutest little octopus craft to share with you. It’s made using a cupcake liner and is a simple craft to make to go along with ocean themes. This octopus craft preschool is the perfect ocean craft for kids from toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. So if you are looking for a simple octopus craft ideas – you will love this paper octopus craft!

Summer is right around the corner, and I've been thinking about all things ocean! So today we have the cutest little octopus craft to share with you. It's made using a cupcake liner and is a simple craft to make to go along with ocean themes. This octopus craft preschool is the perfect ocean craft for kids from toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too. So if you are looking for a simple octopus craft ideas - you will love this paper octopus craft!

Octopus craft

I don’t know about you, but somehow I always end up with extra cupcake liners in my kitchen. Sometimes, I grab them when they are on sale and forget I have them. So on a whim I decided we needed to do a craft to use some up, and I think this little cupcake liner octopus turned out super cute! Make this easy octopus craft for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 2 students. THis is such a fun Octopus craft ideas using common things you already have on home. Use it for a letter o craft, o is for octopus craft, ocean craft for preschoolers, ocean theme activity, or just a fun playful craft to make today!

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Octopus craft preschool

This easy octopus craft for kids is simple to make with just a few materials you probably already have laying around your house:

Materials:

  • cupcake liners
  • construction paper
  • googly eyes
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • markers

*Note: A glue stick should be used for this craft instead of school glue, because school glue makes the cupcake liner too wet.

cupcake liners, construction paper, googly eyes, glue stick, kid scissors and markers

Paper Octopus Craft

First, cut eight strips of colored construction paper. Our strips were about six inches long.

roll construction paper over pencil to curl the strip

Octopus craft ideas

Next, curl the ends of all of the strips of paper. To do this, we used a pencil and wrap the ends of the paper around it, about halfway up. You cal also use a paper, craft stick, marker, etc. to help curl the paper.

attach curled construction paper arm to cupcake liner

octopus craft for kids

Bend the flat ends of the curled paper strips inward. This will make the octopus legs stick out nicely after being glued to the cupcake liner.

Glue the ends of the paper strips around the edges of the cupcake liner and continue all the way around as shown below.

attach all curled eight octopus arms

Octopus art preschool

Now it’s time to make a face! Attach googly eyes using a glue stick.

Next, use a marker to draw a mouth on the octopus.

O is for Octopus Preschool Craft

Ocean Craft for Kids

And that’s it for our easy octopus craft.

These also look very cute hanging from the ceiling to make them look like they are swimming! Just attach string from the top center and you’ll a very cute decoration for an ocean or under-the-sea theme.

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Ocean Activities for Kids

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Emily

Emily loves to get out exploring and learning alongside her children, and strives to make learning fun! She blogs at Creative Little Explorers, where she shares hands-on learning ideas, nature activities, crafts, and more.

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