Paper Cup Hanging Octopus

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

Today we are going to turn a paper cup into a hanging sea creature! Here’s what you’ll need to make this craft:

Project Difficulty: Beginner


  • Yellow Paint From Your Paint Set
  • A Paintbrush From Your Paint Set
  • Scissors
  • Washable Liquid Glue
  • Bright Pop Cardstock.
  • Washable Markers

Additional Supplies:

  • Yarn
  • A Paper Cup
  • Googly Eyes
  • A Pencil


  1. Paint the paper cup. Make sure you paint the top, inside, and bottom of the cup. 
  2. Let the paint dry. Set aside for now.
  3. Pick two sheets of bright pop cardstock paper.
  4. Cut four strips from each sheet of bright pop cardstock paper, so you have eight total strips of paper. The strips should each be approximately 1"x 9" 
  5. Roll each strip of paper.  If you are having trouble rolling, roll it around a pencil. Make sure each strip has the color-side facing up. 
  6. Add a line of glue a the end of one paper roll.  
  7. Place the cardstock roll inside the yellow paper cup, with the color-side facing up. 
  8. Glue each of the cardstock strips on the inside of the yellow paper cup.  
  9. Glue googly eyes onto the paper cup. If you do not have googly eyes, you can draw eyes or cut out a set from construction paper.  
  10. Draw a smile onto the octopus. 
  11. Poke a small hole into the top of the yellow paper cup with the pencil. 
  12. String the yarn through the hole in the top of the paper cup. 
  13. On the inside of the paper cup, tie a knot large enough so the yarn will be stopped from going through the hole. 
  14. Pull the yarn through 

We hope you enjoyed this Camp Craft Box project! Parents, share your child’s craft on the Camp Craft Box Facebook Group. Don’t forget to tag @crayola and @craftboxgirls and use the hashtag #CampCraftBox if you share your child's projects on social media. 



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