What you will make:
See how easy it is to make a little yarn octopus that is the perfect
size, about 5", to hang on your backpack. It also makes a terrific
gift or craft bazaar sale item. Each octopus only takes a little yarn to make
—about ¼ ounce. These little cuties are just
right for your yarn leftovers.
This is a great project for groups of kids or family craft time. Two
four-ounce skeins of yarn in contrasting colors will make over 30 little
yarn octopi. Making small balls of yarn for each child will make the
craft go faster.
At the end of this project page, find links to other sites with
more sea creature crafts and information on the octopus.
Related craft: Make a
Woolly Octopus by winding yarn around a book. This is a
technique popular in Britain for quickly making a cuddly octopus.
Here's what you need:
- Two colors of yarn: 24 feet of one color and 4 feet of
- 1 or 2 cotton balls
- Two wiggly eyes (8mm)
- White glue (Elmer's, PVA)
- Optional: Scraps of felt
This project is rated EASY to do.