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Handprint Octopus Craft

Go under the sea and give it a hand. No, really. Turn a handprint into an adorable underwater scene with our Handprint Octopus Craft! A cute way to spend some time together and a treasured keepsake in one darling summer craft.

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This is such a cute ocean craft for kids that not only uses the little one’s handprints for the octopus, but also their fingerprints for the octopus’s arm suckers and air bubbles, too. So fun in so many ways!

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Make a Handprint Octopus Craft

Handprint Octopus Craft supplies needed.

To make our adorable Handprint Octopus Craft you will need cardstock in blue and assorted colors, white acrylic paint, googly eyes, blue markers, scissors, and a glue stick.

Handprint Octopus Craft Supplies Needed

  • Cardstock – shades of blue, assorted colors
  • White acrylic paint
  • Googly eyes, small
  • Blue marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Octopus Handprint Craft Step by Step Instructions

Begin with a base sheet of blue cardstock. Choose the color cardstock for the octopus. Fold the octopus cardstock in half.

Trace the handprint at the fold of a folded sheet of cardstock.

Now, lay the little one’s hand along the fold, with the thumb off the page. See above image. Trace the handprint.

Cut out the handprint.

Cut out the handprint, leaving the fold intact so that there are two handprints when unfolded.

Unfold the handprint.

Unfold the handprint. You can also trim the wrist of the handprint so that it’s more rounded, but this step is optional.

Glue the handprint to a blue sheet of cardstock.

Next, glue the handprint octopus to the blue cardstock base.

Glue on googly eyes.

Adhere googly eyes.

Dip a fingertip in white paint.

Then, dip the tip of a finger in white paint.

Make white fingerprints for air bubbles.

Make white fingerprints for arm suckers.

And begin painting fingerprints along each of the arms for the octopus’s suckers, as well as air bubbles around the octopus.

Use a blue marker to draw waves in water.

Finish the underwater scene by using a blue marker to make a few waves in the water.

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We can’t say enough how much we love this darling summer handprint craft and hope you will love it, too!

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More Summer Crafts for Kids

For more fun craft ideas check out our Yarn Wrapped Octopus Craft, Paper Loop Crabs Craft, Paper Loop Sharks Craft, Crayon Resist Watercolor Fish, and our Cupcake Liner Pufferfish Craft to name just a few of our fun summer crafts for kids!

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