When you've got kids you tend to go through a lot of toilet paper, somehow they manage to zoom through a roll in a matter of minutes. Why not put those left over toilet rolls to good use, and get a little bit crafty.
These octopuses are very easy to make, but you'll need an adult to do just a little bit of cutting.
Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5s
Toilet paper roll (or paper towel roll cut in half)
If you're using a paper towel roll, cut it in half so that you have two summarily sized rolls. You want your octopuses to be the size of a regular toilet paper roll.
Paint your rolls in the colour of your choice. We decided to go for green and orange, purple and orange and purple and green would also make a great combination.
Leave rolls to dry. You may want to go over with a second coat of paint, but it's not too important.
Once rolls have dry cut about half way up the roll 8 times, creating 8 equally spaced 'legs'.
Bend the legs upwards, and then push the octopus gently so that its legs take proper shape.
Using the permanent market, draw a face on your octopuses.
Using a contrasting colour, paint little splodges over your octopus' legs. Once these are dry you're ready to play.
If your kids are into octopuses and sea creatures, check out this dingly dangly octopus tutorial. Let us know if you've made any other crafty sea creatures out of toilet rolls.