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Yarn Octopus


Two different colors of yarn

Small ball of cotton


Googly eyes

Felt (optional)




Cut 24 (12-inch) pieces of yarn (yarn color number 1).

Lay the yarn on a flat surface so that it looks like the spokes of a wheel, and so that the yarn intersects with each other in the center of the wheel.

Put a small ball of cotton, a little bigger than the size of a ping-pong ball in the center of the wheel.

Gather up the pieces of yarn around the cotton and tie them with a piece of an other color of yarn (yarn color number 2).

Separate the yarn into groups of three, and braid them. Tie each braid at the end with a piece of yarn color number 2. You should then end up with 8 braids.

Glue two googly eyes onto the yarn surrounding the ball of cotton.

Use either yarn or felt to make a mouth for your octopus and glue it on.

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