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How to Make a Paper Octopus

How to Make a Paper Octopus

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How to Make a Paper Octopus

Hello readers! You must be bored with your daily life and activities and want to do something new.  Today you’re going to learn to make a paper Octopus.

Interesting right! The octopus is a kind of sea creature we are all fascinated about. These creatures can be scary and interesting at the same time. The eight long hands always amazed us. So, without wasting any time let’s get started with the process!

How to Make a Paper Octopus


  • A colour A4 page.
  • A white paper.
  • A black paper.
  • A black marker pen.
  • A cup.
  • A pencil.
  • A glue stick.
  • Scissors.


  • Take a colour A4 paper, place it like a vertical rectangle on your desk.
  • Fold it from its right side’s bottom corner to the other corner by making a converse arrow-like triangle shape and leaving some space on the other side.
  • Fold the left-right sidewise over the previously folded triangle by making a straight rectangular base.
  • Cut out the two folded areas by making two pieces with scissors.
  • You will get a square and a straight wide rectangular shape.
  • Take the straight wide rectangular shape, and cut it into four parts straightly by making four strips with scissors.
  • Take all four strips together and fold its tip and bottom a little like a small rectangle.
  • Take the square shape you cut previously and a cup, place the cup in the middle of the square.
  • Grab a pencil and mark the cups under it.
  • Put away the cup.
  • Apply glue in the marked circle with a glue stick.
  • Take the four folded strips, attach the folded parts one over another circle wise in the circle and leave the rest open bouncy like.
  • It will be the Octopus head.
  • Take a white piece of paper, cut out two small circles of the same size.
  • Grab a marker pen and draw cute eyeballs in them.
  • Attach the eyes to the bouncy circle of the square’s middle with the glue stick.
  • Take a black piece of paper, cut out a smile then attach it under the eyes with the glue stick.
  • Cut the square area by making big and small wide vertical lines.
  • To understand the cuts more accurately you can see the reference video if you need.
  • Roll some cut lines with a scissor or your hand to give the Octopus’s hands more shape.
  • Your cute paper Octopus will be ready!

Look how amazing it looks! Hurry up, grab your stationery and let’s make a cute paper Octopus.

FAQ’s on How to Make a Paper Octopus

1. What materials do I need to make a paper octopus?

Answer: You will need 8 sheets of paper (preferably 8.5×11 inches), scissors, glue, and markers or crayons.

2. How do I make the octopus body?

Answer: Start by folding each sheet of paper in half lengthwise. Cut along the folded edge and unfold each sheet. Glue the four corners of the paper together to form a cone shape. This is the octopus body.

3. How do I make the tentacles?

Answer: Take the remaining four sheets of paper and fold them in half lengthwise. Cut along the folded edge and unfold each sheet. Cut each sheet into four strips. Take two strips and twist them together. Glue the twisted strips together to form a tentacle. Repeat this process with the remaining strips to make four tentacles.

4. How do I attach the tentacles to the body?

Answer: Glue the tentacles to the octopus body. Make sure the tentacles are evenly spaced around the body.

5. How do I make the octopus face?

Answer: Draw two eyes and a smile on the front of the octopus body.

6. What other decorations can I add?

Answer: You can add ribbon, googly eyes, pom poms, or any other decorations to make your octopus more unique.

7. How do I make the octopus stand up?

Answer: Curve the bottom of the octopus body slightly to make it stand up.

8. What type of glue should I use?

Answer: Any type of white or clear glue should work.

9. How do I store my octopus?
Answer: You can store your octopus in a box or bag for safekeeping.

10. How long does it take to make a paper octopus?
Answer: Depending on your skill level, it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour to make a paper octopus.

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