Paper Cup Octopus Activity: Best Out Of Waste

Did you know that an octopus is the most intelligent invertebrate? It’s the perfect example of advanced cognitive evolution in animals! That’s also why our main character Flinto is an Octopus! Teach your child about the eight-legged octopus by turning a small paper cup into one.

This activity will:

  • Teach your child about the octopus
  • Teach him/her to recycle
  • Keep him/her away from the TV/Smartphone

Materials You’ll Need:
  1. Paper cup
  2. Punching machine
  3. Paint
  4. Paint brush
  5. Yarn
  6. A pair of scissors
Instructions for Paper Cup Octopus Activity:
  1. Paint the paper cup and leave it to dry
  2. Add squiggly patterns to it
  3. Punch holes around the cup
  4. Tie yarns of the same length to the cups for tentacles
  5. Add googly or sleepy eyes on its face.

Time to take a trip under water!

If your child enjoyed this activity, then he/she is sure to love our Ocean Explorer boxfilled with exciting activities on life underwater!

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.


Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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