Introduction: Octopus Hat

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In this project you will be making a fun octopus hat out of a paper bag! This project can be completed by individuals 5 to 500, and makes for a silly rainy-day activity, a creative birthday present, or even a rushed wedding gift.

Step 1: Gather Materials

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For this project, you will need:

(1) size 12 paper bag

(1) marker or pen

(1) pair of scissors

(2) googly eyes

(1) glue stick

(1) ruler

Step 2: Marking the Tentacles

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Using your ruler, make a small mark at the center of the bag (3.5 inches).

In addition, make 2 marks 1.5 inches from the left and right edges.

They mark where we'll cut the tentacles.

Step 3: Extend the Marks

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Using your ruler again, extend the marks down to the bottom of the bag, and up to the bottom edge of the flap.

Step 4: Cut the Tentacles

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Using your scissors, cut along the black lines. Cut from the bottom of the bag to the bottom edge of the flap.

Step 5: Add Eyes

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Lift the flap up and use your glue stick to glue the googly eyes onto the bag as pictured.

Step 6: Cut the Corner Tentacles

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Open your bag up by putting your hand inside. Cut along the edge of the corner to make 2 tentacles.

Step 7: Curl Your Tentacles

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For younger children, wrap the tentacles around the marker to give them a curl.

For older children, use the scissors as picture and run them along the tentacle to give them a curl.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Hat!

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Wear your sweet octopus hat and tell your friends how you caught it with your bare hands.


Coolloom (author)2015-08-19


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