Cardboard Tube Octopus

Upcycle a cardboard tube and transform it into an octopus with mini pony bead suckers! Create a whole family of octopuses with different sized tubes!


Materials

15mm Wiggly Eyes

Acrylic Paint Jars

Mini Pony Beads Tub

Pencil

Large Cardboard Tube

Scissors

Glue

Instructions

Step 1. Gather your materials.


Step 2

Step 2

Cut a large cardboard tube into 2 pieces, one being a little larger than the other.

Step 3

Step 3

Paint the larger half purple.

Step 4

Step 4

Cut 1/2” slits evenly around the bottom of the tube. Make the slits about 4” long. These will be the tentacles.

Step 5

Step 5

Curl the ends of the tentacles with a pencil.

Step 6

Step 6

Paint the undersides of the tentacles white.

Step 7

Step 7

Glue mini pony beads onto each tentacle, as shown.

Step 8

Step 8

Glue on 2 medium wiggly eyes.

Step 9

Step 9

Paint on a smile.

Step 10

Step 10

Paint white swirls or a pattern of your choice on your finished octopus!