Anyway, once I'd determined that we hadn't done a successful octopus before, we were ready for Letter O. I had a project in mind, but Trevor announced that he would be planning the day's craft. He scurried off and returned with white lunch sacks, blue copy paper, crayons, scissors, tape and glue.
He passed out materials and gave me instructions. First, I needed to use a pink or purple crayon to color the side of the paper bag without the flap. When I finished coloring, he showed me that I needed to cut the paper bag across the middle, then cut eight legs from the colored scraps.
Next, we used the white side of the scraps to make eyes, added a black smile, opened the bag, and taped the legs in place. We glued the completed octopus to the blue paper.
It's an octopus puppet, with an ocean background! Here's the craft designer putting on a puppet show.
Here's a closer look at Trevor's octopus:
Here's my octopus puppet:
I love when Trevor plans crafts for me. He always comes up with things I never would have dreamed up.