Today, we’re taking one of our favorite things to do, which is wrap with yarn, and creating this super colorful Yarn Wrapped Octopus Craft. Made with a cardboard roll, this is such a fun craft for summer!
If you look around, you’ll see that we really like lacing and wrapping things with yarn. It’s one of my personal favorites. And these multicolor skeins of yarn are like my lovesong. But not only does it add some great texture and color, but it’s also a fun fine-motor activity for the little ones, too.
Make a Colorful Octopus Craft with Yarn
To make our Yarn Wrapped Octopus Craft you will need toilet paper size cardboard rolls, multicolor yarn, acrylic paint, scissors, and googly eyes.
If you’re not using self-adhesive googly eyes, then you will also need glue dots. These help the eyes stick better to the yarn than regular glue.
Yarn Wrapped Octopus Craft Supplies Needed
- Cardboard rolls
- Multicolor yarn
- Acrylic paint – assorted colors
- Googly eyes, small
- Glue dots
Cardboard Roll Yarn Octopus Craft Step by Step Instructions
Begin with a clean toilet paper size cardboard roll.
Paint the roll in the color of your choice. Let dry.
Once the roll is dry, make slits about halfway up the roll. You need to make 8 tentacles. We made one snip, and one on the opposite side. Then we made 3 snips as evenly spaced as possible between the two beginning snips. This will result in the 8 “tentacles” needed.
Now, bend the tentacles up. You can also curl the ends with your fingers.
Next, make a small snip on top of the roll.
Insert one end of the yarn.
And begin wrapping around the top of the roll.
When finished wrapping, tuck into the same snip.
Finally, adhere googly eyes. If you’re not using self-adhesive googly eyes, your next best option are glue dots. These help the eyes stick better to the yarn than regular glue.
Continue with more rolls and more colorful yarn! Such a fun summer craft!
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More Summer Crafts for Kids
Get crafting this summer with our Paper Bag Jellyfish Craft, Cardboard Roll Sandcastle Craft, Cardboard Roll Mermaids Craft, and our Cardboard Bubble Wrap Octopus Craft to name just a few of our fun summer crafts for kids!