Good Morning Everyone!! Welcome to another Itsy Bitsy Tutorial! Another fun-filled tutorial for kids and anyone young at heart. Kids will just fall in love this cute little octopus. With eight swinging arms, big google eyes and a such a friendly smile, what's not to love?
It’s very easy to make and a perfect craft to do with young kids. Not only will the kids enjoy making it; once made, it has some serious potential to become a favourite toy!
So let’s get started. And you only need following 4 supplies!
- Yarn (we have used two colours but you can use more or less or even make a multicoloured octopus!)
- Red Yarn for mouth
- A 2” thermocol ball (take a bigger ball for bigger octopus and accordingly take more yarn)
- A pair of google eyes
- Craft Glue
|Apply glue on the thermocole ball and wrap the yarn all over the ball.|
|Make sure that the ball is fully covered and trim the yarn.|
|Take a few lengths of yarn and wrap it around the ball as shown.|
|Tie at the bottom with a piece of yarn.|
|Divide the bunch of yarns in 8 bunches of roughly equal thickness. Braid all the 8 bunches to make 8 arms|
|Tie off the braids with yarn of another colour.|
|Glue the eyes and the piece of red yarn for the mouth.|
|You flip flop Octopus is ready!!|
You can also try out other variations, other creatures or even raggedy style dolls using the same technique. Try using fuzzy yarns or ruffle yarns for a more fuzzy and fun look.
Do let us know what you think of this tutorial and send us pictures on our Facebook page if you do try it.
Happy Crafting :)