Cuddly Sockles Octopus

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Our first installment of the Sockle (Sock Puppet) series is finally here! Learn how to make these cuties… Sockles Octopuses… or Octopi?

Age: 4+

Duration: 10 minutes

Learning Objectives: Make diverse craft projects. Combine multiple materials. Develop fine motor skills. Inspire creativity. Incorporate literacy activities into craft projects. Encourage open-ended project ideas.

You’ll Need:

  • R22004 Sockles
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Markers or paint
  • Stuffing, such as tissue paper, cotton balls or rice

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This is a great activity to do on a rainy day or when you want to get some quiet time in your classroom. Students will love focusing on making their wonderful little undersea character.

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Fill the inside of one Sockle with rice, scrunched tissue paper or cotton balls. Fill up the Sockle to the center.

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Tie an elastic band around the point between the instep and the cuff. The filled part of the
Sockle will make up the octopus’s head.

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Use scissors to cut tentacles for the octopus. Cut 8 equal strips straight up along the
cuff towards the elastic band. Leave a bit of slack between the cut and the elastic band.

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Use a black marker to draw the octopus’s face.

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Add in details with marker. Color in the rest of the face and tentacles.

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Make a lovely underwater scene, all ready for summer!

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