As many of you know I love to do fun activities and crafts with my children. I can pull together just about anything in a room and create endless projects. They aren’t always the best looking projects but it is fun and my children love every second of the journey!! I also remind myself that a child’s idea of perfect versus my own is very different!!
Today I wanted to do something sea related while we are on vacation at the beach. I always try to travel with the basics… construction paper, glue, sketch pads, pencils, and markers!! These things take up VERY little space in my bag and come in super handy during downtime!! I am actually considering adding tape and a stapler to the list but there is usually a nearby store for any needed goodies. The joy is to build from what you have in the room!!
So here we go!!!
First gather your goodies…
- The ice pail liner.
- Construction paper.
- A bread tie.
- Cut several sheets of construction paper into strips to create chain for the legs of the octopus.
- Glue the strips to create the legs. Remember you will need 8 legs of reasonable length.
- Cut one additional strip of construction paper LENGTHWISE and attach it to the end of ALL of the leg chains. DO NOT GLUE “closed.”
- Blow up a plastic bag to create the octopus body and tie it with a bread tie, string, or anything you have handle to tie off the bag.
- Cut a hole through the bottom PAST the tie off of the bag to attach the strip mentioned in step 3. Now you may glue it closed.
- Add eyes and any other parts you want to help your child learn about the octopus anatomy.
HAVE FUN AND BE CREATIVE!! Don’t over think it because your child isn’t going to!! I WANT TO SEE YOUR PROJECTS!! Post a link below to your pic!! I know you will have a blast!! If you don’t have something mentioned here then improvise!! If you have questions please don’t hesitate to ask!!
HEALTH!! JOY!! LOVE!!