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3D Paper Octopus Craft

Are you ready for summer vacation and all the crafts that come with it? Dive into the underwater world by creating your own 3D paper octopus.

This is a lot of fun, so why not make it in multiple and many different colors?

3d paper octopus crafts for kids

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Summer crafts are great to do with your kids and we love making them. Making an octopus is so much fun, you can even have your kids learn to draw an octopus by themselves.

3D paper octopus crafts do it yourself

This 3D paper octopus craft is fun to make and would look great as a wall or table decoration. The octopus can turn its head in circles and make you smile.

do-it-yourself paper octopus crafts

If you’re ready to craft this octopus with us, get your tools ready and let’s get started!

How to make 3D paper crafts

What do you need:

  • optional printable template in member library
  • a circular object
  • blue cardstock
  • yellow cardstock
  • white marker
  • black lining
  • circle shaped ruler
  • scissors
  • Gum
  • copy
  • circle punch

Used materials

Let ‘s do it!

step by step instructions

octopus body

Take the white pencil and draw the circular object on the yellow paper.

Stage 1

Start drawing circle strokes inside the circle.

step 2

Fill the entire circle with dashes.

Stage 3

Take your scissors and cut out the circle.

step 4

tentacles

Draw a small circle and eight tentacles around it on the blue card as shown in the picture.

step 5

Cut the tentacles with scissors.

Step 6

Glue the tentacles on the yellow circle.

Make sure the little blue circle stays in the center of the yellow circle.

Step 7

Cut out a blue circle.

Step 8

Push a cotter pin into both (with one small blue circle and one tentacle).

Step 9

Separate the ends of the cotter pins to hold the circles in place.

step 10

Start drawing white circles on the tentacles.

Step 11

Make sure you don’t miss a tentacle.

step 1/2

Take the black lining and place each of the white circles on the tentacles.

Step 13

Head

Take two blue rectangles and fold them in half.

step 14

Cut out two vase-like shapes.

Step 15

Unfold the vase shapes and bend the ends.

step 16

Apply some glue to the folded ends and attach them to the perforated blue circle.

step 17

Please repeat this step with other vase shape and then stick them on top.

step 18

Comb

Take a small piece of blue cardboard, fold it in half and use scissors to make a “comb”.

We will use this comb as octopus hair. We know that octopuses don’t have hair, but this will make the octopus look cool and excited.

step 19

Make a crease and stick the hair on the octopus’s head.

step 20

Mouth

Draw a smiling mouth using the black pencil.

step 21

eyes

Draw two eyes.

step 22

Cut out the eyes with scissors.

Step 23

Attach the eyes to the octopus’s head. We push them away, but you can bring them closer if you want.

step 24

finished!

Now start turning your head. Wow!

3D paper octopus summer crafts

Bet you like this octopus thing, huh?

Have fun and stay tuned for more!

3D paper octopus craft idea

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3D Paper Octopus Craft

Ready for summer vacation and all the crafts that come with it? Dive into the underwater world by creating your own 3D paper octopus.
This one is really fun, so why not make more than one and in lots of different colors.

*This post contains affiliate links*
Summer crafts are fantastic to do with your kids, and we love making them. Octopuses are really fun to make, or you can even have your kids learn how to draw an octopus on their own.

This 3D paper octopus craft is fun to make and will look great as a wall or table decoration. The octopus can turn its head in circles and will make you smile.

If you’re ready to make this octopus with us, get your tools ready and let’s get started!
How to make 3D paper crafts
What do you need:
optional printable template in member library
a circular object
blue card stock
yellow card stock
white marker
black lining
ruler with circle shapes
the scissors
glue
a cotter pin
circle puncher

Let’s create!
Step by step instructions
octopus body
Take the white marker and trace the circular object on the yellow paper.

Start drawing dashes in circles inside the circle.

Fill the whole circle with dashes.

Take your scissors and cut out the circle.

The Tentacles
Draw a small circle on the blue card stock and eight tentacles around it as shown in the picture.

Cut out the tentacles using scissors.

Glue the tentacles above the yellow circle.
Make sure the small blue circle stays in the center of the yellow circle.

Cut out a blue circle.

Push a cotter pin through both (a small blue circle and one with tentacles).

Split the cotter pin ends to keep the circles attached.

Start drawing white circles on the tentacles.

Make sure you haven’t missed a tentacle.

Take the black liner and define each of the white circles on the tentacles.

The head
Take two blue rectangles and fold them in half.

Cut out two vase-like shapes.

Open the vase shapes and bend their ends.

Apply some glue to the folded ends and attach them to the perforated blue circle.

Please repeat this step with the other vase shape, then glue them together at the top.

The comb
Take a small piece of blue card stock, fold it in half, and use your scissors to make a “comb.”
We will use this comb as octopus hair. We know octopuses don’t have hair, but this will make the octopus look cool and exciting.

Make a crease, then glue the hair on the octopus head.

The mouth
Draw a smiling mouth using the black pencil.

The eyes
Draw two eyes.

Cut out the eyes using scissors.

Attach the eyes to the head of the octopus. We’ve moved them farther apart, but you can move them closer together if you want.

Finished!
Now start turning his head. Wow!

We bet you love this octopus craft, huh?
Have fun and stay tuned for more!

Get your 3D paper craft octopus model here

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