Introduction: Water Bottle Octopus

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With spring break upon us, many families will be traveling to the beach. Save some of those disposable water bottles and make some cute sea creatures, namely this water bottle octopus! Make several, use different colors, and make boys and girls. Fun to hang from the ceiling too!

The supplies you will need for this craft are:

1 empty water bottle
pink paint
1/2 sheet pink felt
instant grab glue
2 large wiggle eyes
Markers (pink and maroon or red)

Step 1: Cut

Cut off the bottom of the water bottle. Don’t throw it in the garbage. You can either recycle it or save it to use in another craft project.

Step 2: Paint

Paint the water bottle pink and let it dry.

Step 3: Cut

When the paint has dried, use scissors to cut strips in the bottle. Start at the bottom and go up to about 3 inches from the top, just leave enough room for the head.

Step 4: Finish

Cut a strip of pink felt to cover the top of the bottle and glue it in place. By the way, you should have saved the lid too, for another project. ;) Always save your lids, they are great in a pinch and don’t take up much space!

Cut a long strip, about an inch in width, from the remaining pink felt. Tie that strip into a bow. Trim the ends and glue that to the front of the pink strip around the mouth of the bottle.

Step 5: Embellish

Now just glue on some eyes and use markers to draw on some lips and cheeks! Done!

Step 6: Hang

Oh, you can hang her by adding some yarn to the top of the bottle. :)

Step 7: Thanks!

Thanks, I hope you and your kids enjoyed this craft project! You can find more crafts for you and the kids on my blog, Crafts by Amanda. Hope to see you there!