Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paper Octopus Craft Activity



An octopus is a mollusk that lives in the ocean. It has no backbone. Its foot is divided into 8 tentacles. They are arranged around its mouth.  The tentacles have suckers for holding on to food. It mostly eats crabs.  The octopus does not have a shell.

The kids might like making this fun octopus made with recycled materials.

Watch the video for a list of materials needed and directions.





The children might also enjoy reading some interesting books about octopuses.


Octopus: The Ocean's Intelligent Invertebrate    Welcome to the World of Octopus     Down in the Sea: The Octopus (Down in the Sea)


Oceanic Collection: Octopus' Den (Smithsonian Oceanic Collection)  An Octopus Is Amazing (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) 

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4 comments:

  1. Very cool!!!
    Thanks for joining in my Planet Weidknecht Weekend Hop!

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  2. I have made these before with my kids and they loved them! We have been reading lots of ocean themed books lately so I have especially been loving all your posts and ideas lately. Thanks!

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  3. Thanks Rachel,
    Loved your zebra themed party! :)

    Thanks Jamie,
    I visited you too and left you a message on your site. Have a great week.
    Marcia :)

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