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Making a 'Giving You All My Love' Octopus


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January 10, 2019

"Giving You All My Love" Octopus - finished octopusThis is a fun, all-ages octopus craft made from a toilet paper tube. It's got so many arms, it wants to give you all the love it can carry! This would be great to give to a Valentine. You can fill it up with a bag of sweets, if you like.

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Total Time: 1 hour plus dry time

Yield: 1 lovey octopus

Supplies:

  • 1 cardboard toilet paper tube
  • orange paint
  • black paint
  • paintbrushes
  • scissors
  • sequins
  • glue
  • pink or red craft paper
"Giving You All My Love" Octopus - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Paint the tube orange.
  2. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - paint the TP tube orange
     
  3. Paint the insides of the tube orange, as much as you can. Let dry.
  4. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - paint down the inside as far as you can, let dry
     
  5. To make 8 octopus legs, cut halfway up the tube several times. It's easiest to cut halves, then quarters, then eighths for equal width legs.
  6. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - cut up half way to make 8 legs
     
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  7. Use your paintbrush to curl the legs up.
  8. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - use the paint brush handle to curl the legs
     
  9. Add some glue to the outer bowl part of a sequin.
  10. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - add glue to the outer side of a sequin
     
  11. Glue them onto the curved legs. These will be the suction cups.
  12. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - glue onto the legs at the curves as suction cups
     
  13. Cut out some small hearts from the craft paper.
  14. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - cut out small hearts from the craft paper
     
  15. Glue them to the tops of the legs.
  16. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - glue the hearts to the ends of the legs
     
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  17. Paint on a hopeless romantic octopus face!
  18. "Giving You All My Love" Octopus - paint on the face
     
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