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DIY Paper Cup Octopus Craft Step by Step Tutorial for kids

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Recycled Paper Cup Sea Animal Octopus Craft

DIY Paper Cup Octopus Craft Step by Step Tutorial for kids

Materials Required

  • Paper cups of any colour you like
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • White Craft paper
  • Black Sketch pen
  • Glue

Procedure

Step 1: Marking The Length Of The Octopus Tentacles Onto The Paper Cup

Marking The Length Of The Octopus Tentacles Onto The Paper Cup-Create a Paper Cup Octopus with a Step-by-Step Guide for Youngsters

Take a paper cup of your choice and flip it upside down. Using a pencil draw a line around the surface of the cup at its half point.

Step 2: Cutting The Tentacles Of The Paper Cup Sea Animal Octopus

Cutting The Tentacles Of The Paper Cup Octopus-How to Make a Paper Cup Octopus - An Easy Guide for Kids

Grab your scissors, and cut 8 or more tentacles for the octopus. Cut till the line you have drawn. Make the tentacles thick enough.

Step 3: Shaping The Ends Of The Tentacle

Shaping The Ends Of The Tentacle-Crafting a Paper Cup Octopus: A Guide for Children

Once you have all your tentacle strips ready, you will now shape the bottom ends of the tentacles. With your scissors cut pointed triangle-like ends for the tentacles. Try cutting these at equal ends at well.

Step 4: Adding Suckers To The Tentacles

Adding Suckers To The Tentacles-A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Crafting a Paper Cup Octopus

Next, you will add suckers to the tentacles. With a black sketch pen, draw three dots on each tentacle in a vertical manner. Space these dots out well.

Step 5: The Lower Body Of The Octopus

The Lower Body Of The Octopus-Crafting a Paper Cup Octopus - A Guide for Young Ones

Continue making the dots on each tentacle. Once you are finished with this step you can examine the cup to make sur everything is well drawn and cut. The lower body of your octopus is ready!

Step 6: Spreading Out The Tentacles

Spreading Out The Tentacles-How to Make a Paper Cup Octopus - A Tutorial for Little Ones

Press down your inverted cup octopus onto a solid surface. This will spread out the tentacles of the octopus and make a beautiful flower like shape. Press down long enough for the tentacles to be able to hold the cup upright.

Step 7: Making A Paper Spring

Making A Paper Spring- A Step-by-Step Guide for Crafting a Paper Cup Octopus

Take a long strip of white craft paper. You will now fold this paper to form a paper spring. First fold the paper into a 90 degree angle from the middle. Continue folding the strip one upon the other in the same way. Refer to the image.

Step 8: Gluing The End Of The Strip Together

Gluing The End Of The Strip Together-Make a Paper Cup Octopus with a Step-by-Step Tutorial for Kids

Once you have folded till the end, stick the ends together with glue, This will keep the spring together.

Step 9: Sticking The Spring Atop The Octopus Legs Cup

Sticking The Spring Atop The Octopus Legs Cup-DIY Paper Cup Octopus - A Guide for Kids

Stick the spring at the center of the base of the paper cup. This spring will help balance the upper body of the octopus atop the lower body of the octopus. Stick the spring with glue and let it go.

Finally Your Octopus Cup Craft Is Ready!

Adding The Face Or The Upper Body Of The Octopus

Your last and final step would be to attach the upper half of the octopus. On another upturned paper cup of the same colour as the lower half, Draw two eyes, and a cute mouth. Add some facial features like blush and a dot nose. Place this cup onto the lower half.

Some More Octopus Craft Tutorial

Unique Paper Cup Octopus with Crown craft for kids

Unique Paper Cup Octopus with Crown craft for kids

Image Source/Tutorial: Kids Art & Craft

This fun and creative craft is perfect for children! It uses a unique paper cup octopus with a crown, which kids can customize with their favorite colors and decorations. It’s a great way for them to express their creativity and have fun!

Ta-da! Your DIY Paper Cup Sea Animal Octopus is all done and ready!!

By following this step-by-step tutorial, children can easily learn to make this fun and creative art. They will learn another craft trick with paper and use it to their advantage. This craft is perfect for assignments, projects and decorations. It is super easy and engaging and will keep you and your kids interested and attentive throughout the process. This art is easy to learn and make and kids can easily catch on to the steps with this tutorial. So give it a try and engage your kids and yourself in a fun craft-learning activity!
Hope you like this creative and easy DIY Paper Cup Sea Animal Octopus Craft step-by-step tutorial for kids! We hope that it helped you and your kids learn something new. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

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