Upcycled Paper Bowl Octopus

Dive into creativity with our "octo-awesome" upcycled paper bowl craft! Let your imagination swim with this fun and educational ocean-themed DIY.

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  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola School Glue
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Markers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Pencil
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Paper Bowl
  • Tape

CIY Staff Tips:


Step 1

Sketch Octopus’ front and back sides of arms on Crayola Construction Paper.

Step 2

Paint the paper bowl with Crayola Paint. Let dry 1-2 hours.

Step 3

With Crayola Paint, stamp the top of a marker cap on the back side of the octopus’ arms to create its suction cups. Let dry 1-2 hours.

Step 4

Tape a pipe cleaner to the Octopus’ arm.

Step 5

Glue the front and back side of arm together with the pipe cleaner in the middle. Glue the arms to the octopus.

Step 6

Glue wiggle eyes to top of the paper bowl. Let all glue steps dry 1-2 hours.

Step 7

Draw smile on octopus with a Crayola Marker.

  • Occasion:

    • Oceans,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Upcycle Craft Ideas,

    • Summer

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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