Ready to head under the sea with this fun Clothespin Octopus Craft?! Yes, please! A fun, easy craft on its own, but you could definitely make it into a math lesson with it’s eight clothespin tentacles, too.
If you have eight clothespins, paint, and paper, then you have just about all the supplies needed for this craft. We do love their big eyes, though, and the white dots on the clothespins are an easy way to make their tentacle suction cups.
We have more octopus crafts, too! Check out this Cardboard Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft, Black Paper Octopus Art Project, and our Octopus Pool Pals. They all make a fun addition to our list of under the sea pals.
For our Clothespin Octopus Craft you will need 8 wood clothespins, acrylic paint in blues and purples plus white, cardstock in the same colors, large googly eyes, a glue stick, and scissors.
- Wood clothespins
- Acrylic paint – blue, purple, white
- Cardstock – blue, purple
- Googly eyes, large
- Glue stick
Begin by gathering 8 wood clothespins.
Paint all the color of your octopus. Let dry.
Now cut a sheet of the cardstock in a rectangle.
Round off the top edges of the rectangle and make rounded notches in the side.
Adhere googly eyes towards the middle of the rectangle.
With the clothespins dry, position the clothespins around the bottom part of the rectangle.
it’s time to make the tentacle cups. Dip the end of the paintbrush in a small amount of white paint. Dot the clothespins randomly. Let dry.
And you have a fun, easy octopus perfect for under the sea adventures!
Is this octopus craft a math lesson or is it just fun? Both! Be sure to check out all of our many more fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things, too!