I think my favorite sea animal is the octopus. I always think of it as the ocean’s big, friendly, purple giant. I had a lot of fun creating our O shaped octopus and I think your Lil’ Creator will too. This is an exciting and creative way to learn about the letter O.

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Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds

Visual Arts

  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements

Required Materials

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O is for Octopus Template

*Construction Paper


*White Paper


*Googley Eyes

Step #1

Print the O is for Octopus template on construction paper.

Cut out the O is for Octopus template and glue the O on white paper.

Step #2

Cut 8 strips of construction paper for the octopus legs (I used scraps from our Rainbow Name last month).

Step #3

Bend the “legs” back and forth to add texture and glue them under the O.

Step #4

Glue the googley eyes and draw a smile.

Step #5

Label the paper for your child, “O is for Octopus”

Teacher Tip

You will probably have to model for your child once or twice how to fold the legs back and forth (accordion style) before they are able to do it. Reagan thought I was “breaking” the paper.


Let us know what you think of our O is for Octopus! Share pictures of your Lil’s octopus, we can’t wait to see how they turned out!