Simon Made A Friend On Vacation - An Octopus

Simon Made A Friend On Vacation - An Octopus

Jul 14 , 2021


Sharkszors Team

Simon and his family are abroad on vacation in a small Croatian town in heart of Dalmatia, called Rogoznica. Each year they spend their summer there because the sea is crystal clear and people are friendly. 

Simon was bored while his mum and dad were resting. He decided the best way to fight boredom is to make friends with someone. He started looking on the beach for a friendly face and their eyes was friendship at first sight. Her name - Octopus Orange.

Orange and Simon played all day on the beach and for both of them, it was the best day ever :) 

How to make an octopus out of toilet paper roll

List of things necessary for the project:

  1. toilet paper roll
  2. coloured paper
  3. googly eyes
  4. scissors
  5. glue
  6. black marker
Toilet paper roll, Sharkszors, glue, coloured paper and googly eyes

First you will take your coloured paper and put the roll onto it. Then you will measure how much paper is needed to cover the toilet paper roll.

Measuring paper

Cutting the paper

Fold the paper where you've measured to get a straight line. It will be your guiding line for cutting the paper. Then cut the peace of paper needed for the project. Always provide your kids with a safety scissors for kids, you want to avoid all possible injuries ( you can buy the safest kids' scissors here).

Cutting the paper with Sharkszors

Gluing the paper

Take the glue and apply it along the toilet paper roll. Then, press the peace of paper you've previously measured onto the roll. 

Putting glue on the toilet paper roll

Roll dressed in coloured paper

Making the limbs 

Take the googly eyes and press them on one end of the roll. Then take the scissors and cut 8 strips of the same width into the roll. 

Cutting the strips into the roll

Octopus out of the toilet paper roll

Finally, take the black marker and draw the tentacles and a smile on your octopus. And voila, your octopus is ready for the sea or play, or play by the sea 😉

Simon and Orange playing on the beach

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