Unleash your imagination and creativity by upcycling unused items like paper rolls and waste paper into arts & crafts. At the same time raising awareness about animals and their natural habitats.

Follow these simple steps to create your own paper roll octopus

What you'll need:

  • Paper rolls or A4 paper
  • Printer (if you are using the template)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or adhesive tape
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers


  • Print the full template here. You can also print the blank template here, which you can draw the mouth and suckers as you like.
  • Cut allow the dotted lines.
  • Use glue to glue the tab in place.
  • Curl the tentacles using a pair of scissors (young children will need help with this step).
  • Glue on goggly eyes or you can also draw your own eyes if you want.

Here is the completed octopus

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