Octopus Craft Project

Products Used

Mini Kraft Bag, Assorted Bright Colors
Kraft Bag, Assorted Pastel Colors
Kraft Bag, Assorted Bright Colors

Additional Products

  • Printer (to print pattern)
  • Shredded or Crumpled Paper
  • 1/4" Hole Punch
  • Rubber Band
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Project Details

With its massive head, large eyes, and eight distinctive arms this octopus is a hilarious sight.

NOTE: Print out pattern as follows:

  • 74% for 4″ x 8″ Mini Bags
  • 100% for 6″ x 11″ Bags


  1. Cut out the Pieces: Following the pattern (Octopus_pattern.pdf -See NOTE above) cut the pieces from Pacon® Construction Paper. Also, cut a curved piece for the mouth and use the 1/4″ hole punch to cut several dots of different colors to decorate the tie.

  2. Assemble your Octopus: Open bag and fill 1/3 full with shredded or crumpled paper. Gather the bag and secure with a rubber band.

  3. Cut eight arms out of the bottom of the bag and crumple and twist each one to shape it.

  4. Glue on the remaining pieces of your octopus. Let dry.

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