Recycled fun for your kids

OctopusCraft2Toilet rolls and egg cartons are the must-have recycled craft essentials. Start putting them aside now and you’ll have a whole afternoon of recycled craft activities for a rainy day, beginning with this easy toilet roll octopus.

What you need:

  • 1 x toilet roll
  • 3 x tissues
  • scissors (wiggly crimping scissors are extra fun if you have)
  • 2 x googly eyes
  • coloured paints
  • craft glue
  • coloured construction paper


First make the octopus’ head.  Scrunch up two tissues then use the third tissue to form a dome over them. Push it up inside the toilet roll to make his domed head.

Now paint your octopus’ body and head.

Add some contrasting polka dots.

Now use your crimping scissors to cut eight tentacles. Curl each tentacle upwards by rolling it around a texta.

Glue on some googly eyes.

Using your scissors, make a headband out of a strip of construction paper and a mouth.


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