O is for Octopus and Omigosh

So, I found a cute octopus craft. I don’t know why I’ve been so stuck on doing an octopus, but I this is what I wanted:

I mean, isn’t that adorable? I knew it was going to be a little hard for a 2 year old, but still, I figured she’d be able to do part of it and then I could do the rest. Easy shmeasy.

Uh, yeah. Well, here’s what ours turned out like:

It took me like 30 minutes to do it and not even one of those legs is even. Does he even have 8 legs?

My daughter was not entertained and ended up measuring the cotton balls instead of making an octopus.

(However, right at this moment, she’s putting the octopus to sleep in the laundry basket. Complete with whispers and a blanket.)

So, next time I’m going to get a craft with a paper plate and a glue stick for goodness sakes.


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7 responses to “O is for Octopus and Omigosh

  1. I just found your blog through No Time For Flashcards, and this post made me smile. I’m glad I’m not the only one who attempts big crafts with little helpers and sometimes they don’t always turn out the way I think they will! By the way, I think your octopus is cute!

  2. That brought my first smile of the day. I love love love Lydia’s octopus.
    I think imperfect is absolutely perfect.

  3. I’m sorry, you what? Started *another* blog? What is this, like seven?!? Amanda, this is awesome! I will definitely be reading avidly!

  4. My crafts come out worse than that.

    Congrats on the new blog! I expected it to be called “Oh Crafts.”

  5. bee

    You and all your blogginess is making me feel horribly inadequate!! 😉

  6. I want to make these for my girls’ Christmas stockings. They’re so cute!

  7. Hey, Amanda, if you ever decide to try again (LOL!), I had seen this one before I saw yours, and it looks a LOT easier: http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=11973