Book Craft: “How To Put An Octopus To Bed”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “How to Put an Octopus to Bed” by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • White paper or colored construction paper- If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Color and decorate your paper, then measure three inches down and draw a horizontal line. The three-inch section is the octopus body.

Divide the larger section into eight pieces. These will be the tentacles. Draw and cut out lines.

Gently roll paper into a circle and apply the glue to the body section of your octopus. Hold in place and allow the glue to dry.

Once dried, roll the tentacles around a marker, for a curled effect, or leave as is.

Draw and cut out eyes. Glue on. Finished!

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