Making a Fabric Octopus

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April 3, 2020

Making a Fabric Octopus - yellow and white striped octopus on grey backgroundHere is a fun little stuffed animal you could make out of simple supplies. Also, this octopus doubles as an indoor or outdoor toss activity. My daughter isn't good at catching balls, so this is easier for her to catch.


Total Time: 15 minutes


  • fabric
  • googly eye stickers
  • Sharpie
  • cotton balls
  • pipe cleaner
  • scissors
Making a Fabric Octopus - supplies


  1. Cut a scrap piece of fabric into a square shape.
  2. Place your cotton balls in the center of the fabric and twist.
  3. Making a Fabric Octopus - cotton balls in center and fabric twisted
  4. Secure the octopus with pipe cleaner.
  5. Making a Fabric Octopus - securing with a pipe cleaner
    Making a Fabric Octopus - pipe cleaner in place
  6. Stick on googly eyes (or glue on).
  7. Making a Fabric Octopus - eyes stuck on
  8. Draw a smile with a permanent marker and cut fabric to create octopus legs.
  9. Making a Fabric Octopus - tentacles cut into the fabric

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April 22, 20200 found this helpful

He is a cutie and quite unique in its shape. Thank you for all of your amazing and creative recycled crafts and tips.

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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,298 Posts
April 23, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you! :) Right now we are all quarantined at home so just trying to use supplies we have on hand. Take care & be safe!

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