Kindle Fire Tentacle Cozy




So you got your new Kindle, but it doesn't come with a protective case.  You could buy one of course, but for 5 dollars and in 20 minutes you could make one that has tentacles!

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Step 1: Materials

4 tentacle sponges from Dollar Tree ($4)
1 CD book with zipper from Dollar Tree ($1)

needle and thread

Step 2: Cut Things Up

cut open the sponges along one edge and remove the sponge inside.  Cut away the flat scrubby backing cloth.

Trim away the excess seams from the tentacle side.  You'll wind up with 4  5" x 4" squares of tentacle cloth.

Cut apart the CD case and extract the zipper.

Step 3: Sew the Tentacles Together

Sew together the tentacle sections from two sponges. 

Push back any wayward tentacles so they don't get stuck in the seam you're about to make.

stitch together the tentacle clothes from the front side, carefully keeping the tentacles out of the seam
flip it over and reinforce the seam from the other side

Step 4: Finish the Tentacle Envelope

With tentacle sides pressed together, finish up the side seams with needle and thread.

Add the zipper.  You only need about 5 inches of it, so you can cut away the excess and just sew the end closed.

Yay, cuddly protection for your kindle!

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    7 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Instead of using the zipper, you can actually use some velcro. Great instructable :D


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey quick question i want to get my sister a nook tablet and i would love to make something like this for her what would be the best way to go about doing this?


    7 years ago on Step 3

    Not that I have a Fire, but it looks incredible!

    Mark Rehorst

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! I think you can get larger pieces of tentacled cloth at WalMart in the automotive aisle- it's commonly used for washing cars.

    The case doubles as a cleaning cloth for the screen!

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    foobearMark Rehorst

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Oh cool, I love tentacle cloth so much. I'm going to check that out.

    Yes, you're right, the tentacle cloth makes a good screen cleaner too, good point!