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.
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Step 1: Gather Materials
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
Step 2: Marking the Tentacles
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Wear your sweet octopus hat and tell your friends how you caught it with your bare hands.