On-the-Go Octopus

On-the-Go Octopus craft

What’s an octopus’s favorite number? 8 of course! Practice counting to 8 while constructing a Crayola Color Wonder octopus pal that can sing, dance, tell jokes, and go wherever you go!

  • 1.

    Wrap a piece of Crayola Color Wonder Paper around a paper or plastic cup. Tape in place with 8 small pieces of tape. First tape the sides of the paper to the cup. Next tape the corners of the paper inside the cup. Press, fold, and wrinkle the paper so it lays flat against the cup.

  • 2.

    Tear a second piece of Color Wonder Paper into 8 strips for the octopus’s tentacles. AGES 4 AND UP: If you are learning how to cut with scissors, use Crayola Blunt-Tipped Scissors to cut out 8 tentacles for your octopus.

  • 3.

    Tape one end of each tentacle around the inside of the cup using 8 small pieces of tape. TIP: Be sure you tape the tentacles so the coloring side of the Color Wonder Paper faces up when the octopus sits flat on the table with tentacles outstretched.

  • 4.

    Have fun adding color to your octopus! Use your imagination and your favorite Crayola Color Wonder product or follow these steps: • Use Color Wonder Markers to draw eyes and mouth. • Add color to the body with your fingers and Color Wonder Finger Paint

  • 5.

    Put a cardboard tube or wooden spoon inside the cup to turn your octopus into a dancing puppet!