We know you're missing the Aquarium, life just isn't the same without an eight-armed octopus to call on to help with all those arts and crafts!

Well, our two-armed friends, here's a fun family craft to try with the kids. Fill up this fun octopus snack box with sweeties for dad for Father's Day, or keep all the goodies for yourself!

Things you'll need:

  • Clothes pegs
  • 500ml plastic bottle
  • Felt-tip marker
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife (only for parents and big brothers and sisters to use)
  • Ruler
  • Sweets

What to do:

  1. Carefully cut off the top half of the bottle with the craft knife. Ask a parent to do this!
  2. Cut eight slits around the sides of the upper half of the bottle - try to space them evenly.
  3. Push the flaps made by these slips flat.
  4. Draw eight "arms" on a piece of paper and cut them out. 
  5. Decorate those arms!
  6. (optional) Use a scissor to make the arms curly. Ask a parent to do this!
  7. Glue the paper arms onto the plastic bottle flaps. Use the pegs to hold them in place while the glue dries.
  8. Use a second piece of paper to draw and cut out a pair of eyes.
  9. Glue the eyes onto the bottle. Can you see the octopus yet?
  10. Use some extra paper to make a hat, moustache, beard or any other feature you want your octopus to have - be creative!
  11. Remove the pegs once the glue has dried.
  12. Trim the upper edge off of the bottom half of the bottle so that it will fit into the top. Ask a parent to do this!
  13. Most importantly, fill the bottom half with yummy sweeties!
  14. Put the two halves together... tah dah!

Your eight-armed octopus sweet box is finished! Be creative - we'd love to sea what you make!


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