Looking for an easy summer activity? How about a Finding Dory craft? More specifically a Hank the Octopus craft! Everyone loves Dory and Nemo but for some reason, Hank really stands out to me too. I can’t wait to see him in action on Friday when Finding Dory is released in theaters!!
Note Hank is actually a septopus because lots one of his arms along the way. You could totally drop one of his arms in this craft for authenticity if you like. 😉
I already had everything on hand that I needed to make Hank and you might too! The only thing you might need is red party streamers and the Hank template. Don’t worry I am sharing the template below!
Hank the Octopus Craft Materials
- Red Construction Paper
- Blue Construction Paper
- White Construction Paper
- Red Streamers
- Hank Template
- Black Marker
- Glue Stick
Start by tracing Hank’s head on red construction paper. I made it easy and created a template using a Finding Dory coloring sheet. I printed my template at 181% so his head would take up most of the page, you might need to adjust the percentage based on your own printer. You can free hand draw his head if you’re talented. I’m not but luckily with the template, it’s easy for anyone to make this craft.
I printed a couple of the Hank templates and used them to also make his eyes. It helped make me keep the shape and size more accurate.
I used the template to sort of eyeball (see what I did there 😉 ) the location of where to glue on Hank’s eyes. Then I used the streamer paper to create Hank’s arms. Once I determined a good length (15″-18″), I cut 4 identical pieces and folded them neatly together several times. Cut the streamers in half lengthwise. This will help keep Hank’s 8 arms similar in size.
I attached 4 arms to the front side of Hank and 4 arms to his back. I found gluing the streamers going up helped Hank’s arms fluff out (like a 3-D effect) vs lying flat. The final step is drawing an angled straight line for his mouth. Again I used the template as a guide to draw his mouth.
That’s it! I think he turned out pretty cute and I think younger kids could follow the steps to create him as well.
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Finding Dory swims into theaters on June 17th!