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How to Make Octopus Glove Puppets
You will need one pair of gloves ... Cut off cuff from left glove. Then cut the thumb and first two fingers from the glove as shown in sketch a. Slip middle finger of left glove over little finger of right glove and sew seams together carefully so that a finger still will fit into opening (see sketch b). Stuff other finger and thumb of left glove with cotton and sew to right glove (see sketch c). Cut another finger from left glove and stuff with cotton. Sew it fast between the thumb and forefinger on the right hand glove (sketch d). Cover a styrofoam ball ( 1 1/4" in diameter) with a portion of the left glove cuff and sew on righf hand glove (see x on sketch e). Now puppet is ready to wear and play with ... have fun.
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Yarn Octopus - The craft is an easy one, but it is sure to be a lot of fun. This Octopus toy would make a great gift to give to somebody this Holiday Season. Or, if you like…. keep the toy for yourself.
Amigurumi - Ollivander Octopus - This free Amigurumi crochet pattern shows you how to make a Amigurumi style octopus.
An Octopus who is a Real Handful - Hang your sea creature someplace special when you are finished! Enjoy Crafting!
Backpack Octopus - This cute little Backpack Octopus with hang merrily from your backpack and make everyone smile.
Crochet Octopus - Whether you use this octopus as a decoration or as a toy everyone will love him.
Crochet Toy Octopus - This makes a hanging toy with spiral legs.
Cephalopod Party - An interesting craft to make!
Draw an Octopus Mural on Your Wall : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - I did this project a long time ago, so I don't have step-by-step photos. I do actually remember how I did it, so I can give decent instructions.
Egg Carton Octopus : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - Find out how to create this fun octopus using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.
From the Depths of My Heart Octopus Craft - Easily crafted from paper, paste and stickers, he'll spread that loving feeling to all the special people in your child's life.
Finger Octopus - They float, swim, and squeeze into narrow spaces, but can octopuses dance? See how a Crayola Cutter and your own eight fingers can make this talented creature perform on land as well as it does in the ocean!
Handprint Octopus - What fun to learn about all the creatures that live in the sea. The FreeKidsCrafts team has designed this Handprint Octopus to make it even more enjoyable.
Happy Octopus - Kids who enjoy threading will be happily absorbed by this simple octopus. When it's finished, attach a length of elastic to the top of the balloon and enjoy the satisfying clack of his colorful legs banging together.
How to Make a Yarn Octopus - Ever see those yarn octopi and wonder how you'd ever make such a thing? Well, it's actually quite simple. This makes a great toy for kids, as well as adults. It's also a great craft for a rainy day!
Incredibly Easy Octopus - Let your incredibly easy to make octopus dry and place him someplace special. Or you could give him to someone else. Enjoy Crafting!
If I were an Octopus... Craft - This is a simple paper plate craft. There is also a TP Roll Octopus - on the site, but this octopus has been made especially for the song (it has a banner with "I'd thank-you, Lord, for my fine looks.").
Kids Octopus Craft - This octopus is a fantastic preschool craft. With simple instructions and fun materials he is sure to capture your child's interest. Our toddler daughter loves to play with my bucket of pony beads, and this was the perfect craft to use them in. In fact, placing the beads on the octopus craft is a great way to exercise your child's fine motor skills. It would also be a great time to have them follow a pattern with all the different colors. The end result is an adorable ocean animal craft that your child will love!
Make a Toilet Paper Roll Octopus : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - If you’re like me (and you should hope you’re not), you’ve got a lot of cardboard tubes from spent toilet paper rolls laying around the house. What to do, what to do?
Make an Octopus Wineglass Wrap - For an eye-catching way to dress up Halloween drinks, wrap them in tentacles. This clever octopus wineglass wrap is fun and easy to make.
No-Sew Easy to Make Yarn Crafts : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - This adorable sea creature, the octopus, is an easy to make, no-sew yarn craft. He is great to make for a brownie or girl scout troop, or just to do on a rainy day.
Octopus craft : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children- Cheyanne and I made this cute Octopus. It was super easy. It would be a great project to go along with an octopus book or under the sea unit.
O is For Octopus Cupcake : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - The kids will want to get their tentacles on these octopus cupcakes.
Octopus Hat Craft : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - I love the beach, so any beach inspired craft is totally for me. This is a fun craft that looks cute sitting on a self or you can attach a hanger and hang it from a door knob or on a window.
Octopus : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - Enjoy your octopus! And make sure your octopus stays away from boat propellers or it could end up looking like this...
Octo the Octopus : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children- A fun octopus craft to create!
Octopus Craft : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - What’s an octopus’s favorite number? 8 of course! Practice counting to 8 while constructing a Crayola Color Wonder octopus pal that can sing, dance, tell jokes, and go wherever you go!
Octopus’s Garden - The octopus is cleverly constructed using a glove for his tentacles.
Outrageous Octopus - This craft has a few steps that might be a little more than the average preschooler can manage. I would say this is probably a "grown-up and me" type craft.
Octopus Craft - My first craft is really simple and cute. It is an octopus. You could also make it Henry the Octopus from the Wiggles.
Octopus Craft - Enjoy making this cool craft!
Octopus Sock Crafts - The project requires either sewing or hot glue skills. A child of age 9 or so could do the project with adult supervision. Younger children can help stuff the project and would love to receive it as a Gift from an older sibling, parent or grandparent.
Octopus - This mini-pattern is much shorter than most in the Wunderkammer, but will give you an idea of their format and style.
Octopus Craft - Can you count to 8? Preschoolers will love this simple art project where they cut straight lines, stick stickers and draw a face on their adorable Octopus. Try it today!
Octopus Paper Crafts - For the octopus, you will need a something to color with if using the B&W version, scissors, glue, and paper (I prefer construction paper).
Paper Octopus in a Watercolor Sea - This free art project is a fun activity for preschoolers, especially if an adult can cut out the parts for the octopus before the project begins.
Paper Animals : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - Your child can create a whimsical paper pet Dr. Seuss would be proud of.
Paper Bag Octopus - Make a fun octopus from a paper bag.
Papier-Mâché Octopus Craft : Octopus Crafts Ideas for Children - This cute papier-mâché octopus is a lot of fun to make, but messy. You can either put the octopus on a table or hang it from the ceiling with fishing line to make a cute ocean-theme decoration.
Paper Bag Octopus Craft - The best part of this cute paper bag octopus craft is watching it all come together. It starts out so simply, by just filling a small paper bag with some newspaper. Then with a little string and some cutting you have an adorable ocean animal craft! This is a fantastic preschool craft as it uses simple materials and steps. Enjoy!
Quadropus - Got a single glove and no hope of finding its match? Some easy sewing will transform it into a four-legged octopus.
Recycled Sea Life Creatures - Make an octopus, squid and a sea anemone from recycled cardboard tubes.
Sock Octopus Tutorial - Find out how to make this easy octopus with the following isntructions. All you need are socks, string, stuffing, felt, glue, scissors, and pipe cleaners.
Trained Octopus - Expect your kids to carry around this amazing toy for days, showing friends how they can make their trained "octopus" rise or fall at their command. You'll need a piece of colored cellophane, an eye dropper and a clear, squeezable plastic bottle with a screw-on cap (like the kind soda or fancy bottled water comes in).
Under the sea crafts – Paper plate Octopus - Need ideas for under the sea crafts ideas? Here is an octopus paper plate craft you can make with your kids.
Wool Octopus - Craft a deep sea creature any kid would be happy to meet with this wool octopus. This is simple craft that uses the odds 'n' ends of wool often found in any crafter's house.
Yarn Octopus - Spin a yarn as you settle down to create this yarn octopus. The finished craft makes a great source of inspiration for young imaginations to make up stories about their particular octopus.
Yarn Octopus - This rainy-day project provides plenty of practice for budding braiders and makes a fun, leggy pal that looks like the love child of a cephalopod and Pippi Longstocking.
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