Posted by Cat Baker on Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 Under ACTIVITIES

One great way to teach your child to appreciate ECO – friendly products is to incorporate them in daily lessons. One of our craft projects this week was creating an octopus with a cardboard toilet paper roll…

He had a blast painting the roll and kept asking “What Are We Doing Mommy”…Of course I explained it continuously, but I could tell that it all sank in as soon as I cut the octopus arms. How was the clue??? His shrieks of  “OOOOCTOPUS…OOOOCTOPUS!!!”

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Chenille Stem

First step, paint the toilet paper roll (any color will do). After the toilet paper roll dries, choose any color for your mouth from the chenille stems, cut a small piece and along with the wiggly eyes, glue both to create the face of the octopus. When the eyes and mouth have dried, cut around the toilet paper roll to create the legs…As you can see, we were extra creative by accidentally adding extra legs. :)