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Paper Plate Octopus Craft

Paper plates are a favorite craft medium in my house. For a preschool lesson on the letter O last spring, I helped my daughter make an adorable paper plate octopus craft that resembles the letter.


  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Yarn
  • Glue
  • Wiggle eyes


  1. Cut the center out of the paper plate.
  2. Paint the remaining paper plate ring.
  3. Cut the yarn into 12-inch pieces.
  4. Glue the yarn pieces onto the back bottom of the paper plate ring.
  5. Glue two wiggle eyes on the top front of the paper plate ring.

Paper Plate Octopus

For another fun octopus craft, try my O Is for Octopus Handprint Craft.

Image Credits

Paper Plate Octopus © 2015 Heather Johnson

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