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Toilet Paper Octopus Craft for Kids – Wiggly Octopus Friends

by Ünal Güler

These toilet paper roll octopus crafts are fun and easy to make. It’s great for younger kids and older kids. Learn about the octopus, practice fine motor skills, and make a fun octopus craft! Toilet paper crafts for kids are the best fun for crafting at home or in the classroom – so easy, so quick, and so handy! In less than 30 minutes your kids will have their own little Wiggles and Oggys.

Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - toilet paper roll - it's blue and orange, with chalk swirls and long tentacles of yarn - Kids Activities Blog
Look how cute these toilet paper octopi are!

How to make a toilet paper octopus craft for kids

Recycle toilet paper rolls that you have nearby to make these incredibly cute and fun octopus crafts. Use yarn and give them long dangling tentacles and cute little faces. This is ideal for preschoolers and elementary school age children.

Related: Best Toilet Paper Roll Craft

Train your fine motor skills when tying. This is ideal for the home or classroom. Would even be great for an ocean lesson.

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Supplies needed to make this fun wiggler craft

Instructions for this fun octopus craft

Step 1

Step 1 - Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - Toilet paper roll cut with scissors for this Octopus Craft toilet paper roll
Start by making four slits in one end of the toilet paper roll.

Start by making four slits in one end of the toilet paper roll as shown.

step 2

Ste

Step 2 - Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - Fold the pieces of toilet paper roll together and glue the tabs.
Fold the pieces together and glue the flaps in place.

Fold the pieces together and glue them in place.

step 3

Step 3 - Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - Octopus Craft - Punch holes around the base of the other end.
Punch holes around the base of the other end.

Punch holes around the base of the other end.

step 4

To paint paint the toilet hoses in bright, bright colors and set them aside to dry. Decorate with something after drying white chalk and your googly eyes.

step 5

Step 5 - Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft - Toilet Paper Roll Craft Loop some lengths of wool into the holes around the base.
Loop some lengths of wool into the holes around the base.

Finally, loop some lengths of wool into the holes around the base for the wobbly wobbly tentacles.

Tips: If you punch a hole at the top and attach a piece of string, you can carry your little octopus friend around and make him dance and wiggle.

Variation of this fun toilet paper roll octopus craft

Toilet paper octopus craft wrapped in white and yellow and pink paper with polka dots and ribbon tentacles.
You can also wrap craft paper around the toilet paper roll to make it even more unique.

The mess-free “instant” option: with markings or colored chalkdecorate the toilet tube with flourishes and attach yours googly eyes.

Instead of dying the toilet paper roll, you can wrap it in paper to make it look even prettier.

Our experience with this fun toilet paper roll octopus craft

Meet Wiggles and Oggy

“Wiggles and Oggy are best friends
Wiggles like to wiggle
And Oggy loves to dance

When I made these loo roll squids with my daughter Molly over the weekend, she made up a little story while scribbling swirls and making faces for the squids. I tried to write down the story (snippets above) and tried not to miss anything. I just LOVE it when that happens, when our craft inspires storytelling, stories can go in all sorts of wonderful directions!!

Toilet paper octopus craft wrapped in white and yellow and pink paper with polka dots and ribbon tentacles.
Instead of yarn, you can use ribbons.

The mayor of OctopusLand featured in this story makes laws! As did a jealous friend named Olly – let’s just say it was dramatic but they all lived happily ever after – hehe.

“Let’s play, let’s dodge sharks, let’s play with the clown fish and spy on some hammerhead sharks”
by Molly, 7 years

materials

  • toilet paper rolls

  • yarn

  • Paper eyes or googly eyes made of plastic

  • Glue

  • chalk

  • color (optional)

instructions

  1. Start by making four slits in one end of the toilet paper roll as shown.
  2. Fold the pieces together and glue them in place.
  3. Punch holes around the base of the other end.
  4. To paint paint the toilet hoses in bright, bright colors and set them aside to dry. Decorate with something after drying white chalk and your googly eyes.
  5. Finally, loop some lengths of wool into the holes around the base for the wobbly wobbly tentacles.

More toilet paper crafts from the kids activity blog:

THE BIG BOOK OF CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

This toilet paper roll pull craft is one of the featured kids crafts in our latest book, The Big Book of Kids Activities contains 500 best and funniest projects ever! Written for children aged 3 to 12, it is a compilation of bestselling children’s activity books, perfect for parents, grandparents and babysitters looking for new ways to keep children entertained. This toilet paper roll craft is one of over 30 classic crafts using materials you have on hand featured in this book!

Book cover, The Big Book of Kids Activities, showing this octopus craft
This toilet paper roll craft is one of several in our BIG BOOK of Kids Activities!

Oh! And grab The Big Book of Kids Activities printable play calendar for a year of fun.

Leave a comment: Did the kids enjoy this fun toilet paper craft?

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