Activity: Octopus with “tentacles” with ascending number of beads and different rainbow colors.
Lesson: Counting to 10, rainbow colors
- 1 dark blue sheet
- 1/2 pink sheet
- Scraps of light blue, white, and black
- 1/8th inch ribbon
- Beads in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink, white, and black (equaling 10 different colors)
- Felt glue
- Hot glue gun
- Draw the head of the octopus on the pink felt and cut it out.
- Draw two large circles in white felt, cut them out. Draw two small black circles in felt and cut them out.
- Cut out wavy strips of light blue felt. Glue them horizontally to the dark blue felt.
- Cut ten pieces of ribbon that are long enough for your tentacles.
- Preheat your hot glue gun. Hot glue each ribbon to the bottom back of your octopus head evenly spaced. (The hot glue will make it a lot stronger than just the felt glue could achieve.)
- Glue your octopus to your dark blue sheet using felt glue. Make sure to leave an inch on one side for binding.
- On the first ribbon on the furthest left, place one red bead. I used white beads to tie a knot on the ends of each ribbon, but if your beads are small enough a large knot may work. On the second ribbon, place two orange beads. Continue adding one more bead to each ribbon in progressing rainbow colors.
- Glue the eyes onto your octopus.