How cute is this little pipe cleaner pen topper octopus craft? There are so many things that my little guy loves to do, unfortunately though learning to write just isn’t one of them. We have to work really hard to make it seem fun and enjoyable for him. So when we sat down to craft I knew that I wanted to make a pen topper and after a bit of playing we came up with these little cuties! We’ve made a few so that he can change colours as he pleases and so far they’ve worked wonders. He thinks they’re really funny and loves to write with them. We will definitely be coming up with some different designs to make and share in the near future!
Here’s what we used
How we made our pipe cleaner octopus pen topper craft
First we start off by making the tentacles. Take 4 of your pipecleaners, line them up equally and then fold them in half to give you an arch shape.
Bend the top 11/2 to 2cm of your arch downwards on itself.
Take another of your coloured pipe cleaners and wrap it around your folded section.
Take a separate colour pipe cleaner and fold it in half. Push the folded part fully up inside the centre of your octopus. Take some more of your octopus pipecleaners and wrap them tightly around his head piece to thicken it up and secure your grip piece inside.
Take your pen and push the nib part inside your octopus. Wind your grip tightly around your pen. When you remove the pen your grip piece should stay firmly in place.
Finish off by gluing on two googly eyes and shaping your tentacles. With ours, we bent them up near the body and then rolled up the ends. All that’s left to do now is attach them to your favourite pen and get writing.. so cute!
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