- Colored construction paper or painted paper plate in a color of your choosing.
- Colored construction paper or crepe paper streamers
- Googly eyes, or make eyes with white paper and black ink
- Cheerios, Apple Jacks or circular stickers for suction cups
Step 1: Get a colored paper plate or paint a white paper plate any color you’d like.
Step 2: Use colored construction paper to match your plate, and cut 1 inch strips lengthwise as the octopus’s 8 arms.
Step 3: Glue or tape the octopus’s 8 arms to the back side of the plate.
Step 4: Curl the octopus arms with your finger or pencil.
Step 5: Dot the octopus arms with glue and place Cheerios down onto the glue.
Step 6: Glue on googly eyes.
Join The Little Red Schoolhouse in a fun read-aloud of “‘O’ is for Octopus,” then visit adventuresintheschoolhouse.com to see the full mini-lesson and follow The Little Red Schoolhouse on Instagram and Youtube!
More Summer Fun Crafts with The Little Red Schoolhouse
“O” is for Octopus
Puffy Paint Starfish Craft
Marcus Pfister’s “The Rainbow Fish”
Betsy Ross: Flag-Making
Henri Matisse: Drawing w/Scissors
Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Flowers
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