Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Little Crafts: yarn octopus

Octopus 9AHave you ever made a yarn octopus? I remember making these when I was a little girl. I haven’t seen one in years and recently saw one on Martha Stewart’s Craft of the Day.

It brought back such memories and I couldn’t wait to make this fun childhood craft. I dug through my yarn stash and decided on a light blue octopus.

Yarn Octopus CollageInstead of braiding the legs, I tied them off in sections using multi-colored yarn. The eyes are made out of vintage crocheted buttons and for some reason I added a mop of hair to this octopus.

Since this is not a baby proof toy, it would need to be placed up on a shelf for tiny ones. Kids old enough to braid or work with yarn will have a blast creating an octopus. Purchased googly eyes are always a hit and add a lot of character.

OK, we all know the stuffed animal seal is stealing the show but my silly little octopus doesn’t mind.

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  1. Super cuteee Carolyn!!! And that little seal is not far behind your little OCtopus!

  2. That's so cute! I remember having one when I was a child, too! :D


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