One of my faves! Another great around-the-house item is toilet paper rolls. Before hand, paint these whatever color you want your octopus to be.
This activity uses a few different FINE MOTOR SKILLS...
1. The kids use kid scissors to cut "legs" out of the bottom of the toilet roll.
2. Then they use their fingers to "curl" the legs (this isn't as easy for them as it sounds.)
3. They glue a fruit loop on the end of each "leg."
4. Last step, they glue a couple googly eyes on his little face and they each get to take home a pet octopus!