Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

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Did you know that octopuses have three hearts and are very intelligent? There are plenty of fascinating facts about these creatures, and what better way to celebrate them than by creating a fun Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft?

This is not only one of the cutest craft ideas but also incredibly easy to make using a simple toilet paper roll.

Moreover, This craft is perfect for ocean-themed activities.

If you enjoy crafting with toilet paper rolls, be sure to explore all our TP roll ideas for kids.

Easy Octopus craft from toilet paper


Materials you’ll need for the Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

  • Empty Toilet Paper rolls
  • Eyes Template (optional)
  • Washable paint of any colour
  • Scissors

If you’re in need of empty toilet paper rolls for your craft work and don’t have any on hand, you can conveniently purchase a pack of Sturdy Cardboard Tubes for DIY Crafts

Watch a Video on How to make Toilet Paper Roll Octopus Craft

Directions to make Paper Roll Octopus Craft

Begin the craft by painting the Toilet Paper Roll. You can go with red, orange or any colour of your preference. In this tutorial, we’ll be making green and red octopuses.

Before the next step, ensure that the paint is evenly applied and allow it to dry for a few minutes.

Painting the toilet paper roll green

Once the paint has dried, draw a line at the centre of the toilet paper roll as a reference point.

Start cutting from one end of the TP roll up to the reference line. Make eight cuts to create the eight tentacles.

Cutting the paper roll to make the tentacles of octopus

Lift each cut section upwards by rolling it. This will give your octopus its characteristic tentacles.


Rolling the tentacles of the octopus

Add the eyes to your octopus. You can use the provided free Eyes template at the end of the post and cut them out.

Cutting a pair of eyes from eye template

If you choose not to print anything you can simply draw eyes on paper and cut them out.

Green octopus with free eye template

Finally, use a black marker to draw a smiling mouth.

Green Octopus Toilet Paper Roll

Your octopus is now ready! You can make as many as you’d like, using different colours. These octopuses are great for playtime or can be hung from the ceiling to create the illusion of floating in the water.

They also make fantastic decorations for ocean-themed classrooms or birthday parties.

Green coloured Octopus craft from paper roll

Crafting becomes even more enjoyable when you discover intriguing facts about the animal you’re creating. Here are some fascinating facts to enhance your crafting experience.

5 interesting Octopus Facts for Kids

  1. Octopuses have three hearts.
  2. Octopuses can Camouflage with their surroundings.
  3. They are very intelligent and possess excellent problem-solving abilities.
  4. Octopuses have blue-coloured blood.
  5. ‘Octopus’ is derived from the Greek word októpus meaning ‘eight foot’.

Step-by-step instruction for octopus craft

This craft is so simple that even preschoolers can create it by themselves with minimal assistance. The steps are quick and easy, and you’ll have your TP roll octopuses ready in just a few minutes. Enjoy crafting!

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Download the Eyes Template for crafts

Don’t forget to download the Eyes Template for the octopus craft to add some extra charm to your creations. Not only octopuses but these eyes can be used for a range of craft projects.

Enjoy your crafting adventure!


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