Octopus Craft Plus Giveaway
Isn’t this the cutest octopus? I wish I could claim this cool design as my own, but I’m not that creative! I found this craft kit at Joann’s Fabric.
When you first open the kit you’ll find all of these objects. What I like is that the majority of the pieces already have adhesive on them. You will need some glue or glue dots for a couple of the pieces though.
Sort the pieces into 4 piles, large circles, medium circles, small circles, and purple arms.
Add the circles down one side of the arm. I used the tip of a pencil to push out the center of each circle.
Next add the purple band (it has adhesive on it already). Then add some glue in each slit. If I were to do this again, I would smoosh a glue dot in there, place the purple arm and then add some glue.
I added the inside purple piece that I had to punch out back on top of the arm for additional strength. Adding the arms is not going to be easy for young children. An adult will have to do it.
While I was fiddling with the octopus arms, my preschooler worked on a starfish. The body is cut out of craft foam. Pom poms are glued on for texture. It made a nice counting activity too.
After all the arms are on, add the eyes and the mouth. You end up with a cute treasure tin.
It is perfect for adding little things like letter o objects to be sorted, pom poms for patterning, sea shells, and other little things. I made a set of color matching cards for my toddler. I think it would make a cute center or workbox activity.
I know you want one too, don’t you? Well…
Last year one of my favorite giveaways were craft supplies to do with children. I know that I am more likely to do a craft with my children if I already have the supplies on hand. For that reason, I try to keep my craft-stash up-to-date (which is needing updating badly!) So when Michelle from Best Toys for Toddlers asked bloggers to join in a Crafty Kits 4 Kids Giveaway Event, I jumped on board! There are 14 blogs each offering a different crafty giveaway. You can go to each blog and enter for each giveaway separately.
Can you guess what I’m giving away?
I’m giving away all the supplies needed to make these two crafts plus whatever other sea creatures you can think to make out of craft foam! (You might check out the sea horse craft for another ocean craft idea.)
The winner will get:
1 octopus tin/fun foam craft
1 pack of 5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. fun foam (not pictured)
1 package of Glue Dots (not pictured)
1 package of Google eyes (not pictured)
1 package of pom poms (not pictured)
Yes, this is a very, very, long post. So for those of you who have read all the way down to the bottom, feel free to download your own octopus color cards: