Terri Bose of MakingFriends.comhttp://www.makingfriends.com/
Show kids how to make an octopus, squid and a sea anemone from recycled cardboard tubes. At the same time you will be teaching them that recycled materials make great craft supplies.
Books you might like to read:
Three By the Sea by Edward Marshall
Sea Monsters by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
More Sea Life crafts for storytime fun:
Empty Paper Towel Tube
Paint and Brush
Two Wiggle Eyes -- 20mm
To make octopus legs, squid or anemone tendrils cut strips down one side of a paper towel tube. Bend or curl the pieces around a fat marker.
Trim. Paint. Glue on wiggle eyes.
Punch out hole holes and glue on to decorate.
This craft reprinted courtesy of Terri of Making Friends.com.