Washi Tape Octopus Craft

If you're looking for a fun preschool octopus craft, you're going to love this washi tape octopus craft for kids! It's such a fun craft for summer. Kids of all ages will enjoy using washi tape to create tentacles. We've included a free octopus template to make it easy. Follow the step by step directions below to make your own easy octopus craft for kids!

Washi tape octopus craft

Octopus craft

Learning about ocean animals can be so fun for kids. This octopus craft for kids is perfect for nurturing those interests. Kids of all ages will have such a fun time putting this octopus craft together. Playing with washi tape can be so much fun. This octopus craft would also pair well with a story about sea life.

When you're done, you can even gift this octopus craft to a loved one or hang on the fridge to display. It's super cute and would look great on an art wall!

Scroll down below to get started on your own preschool octopus craft! 

Preschool octopus craft

Octopus craft for kids

Octopus craft supplies:

  • Free octopus template
  • Washi tape - variety of designs and colours
  • Cardstock - light purple and blue
  • Paint pen - white
  • Small googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make your preschool octopus craft

STEP ONE: Prepare your supplies

Before you begin, gather up all your supplies and print your template. If you don't have your template yet, scroll down below to get a copy (alternatively trace the octopus shape freehand). Make sure to have lots of various washi tape options for your child to choose from.

Octopus craft supplies

STEP TWO: Prepare the octopus body & background

To get started, trace and cut out the octopus body from the template onto light purple paper as shown below.

Cut out octopus body for octopus craft

Next, draw simple wave lines onto your blue cardstock. This will be the ocean background.

Background for octopus craft

Then, position the octopus body near the top of the blue cardstock. You can choose to glue it now or wait until you have the washi tape where you want it. If you choose to glue at this point, make sure to only glue towards the top of the octopus body as you'll need room to insert the washi tape behind it.

Glue octopus shape on background for octopus craft

STEP THREE: Arrange your octopus tentacles

Once you're ready to move on, have your child choose what colours and designs of washi tape they'd like to use for the tentacles. You'll need eight pieces in various lengths.

Start tearing the strips and arrange from behind the octopus body in random positions as shown below. 

Add washi tape to octopus craft

Keep adding more pieces and make sure to spread them apart so they fit across the entire bottom.

Add washi tape to octopus craft for kids

STEP FOUR: Finalise your octopus craft

Time for the finishing touches on your octopus craft! If you haven't yet, glue the octopus body in place. Then, glue down the googly eyes and you should be left with a result similar to the image below. Add a little smile and some rosy cheeks if you like! 

Washi tape craft for kids


To get this printable octopus template for free click on the link below and add $0.  For personal or classroom use only. Not for redistribution. All images are copyrighted. Thank you.

printable octopus template

We hope you enjoy this fun summer octopus craft! Kids of all ages will have so much fun choosing their desired washi tape for the octopus. It's a great opportunity to learn about sea life as well. 

Octopus craft for kids. Washi tape craft. Under the sea craft.

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