My 4 year old and I are continuing to "craft our way through the alphabet", and yesterday we had some fun with the Letter O. We made an Octopus from an empty toilet paper roll, and we did some letter O printing practice.
To make a toilet roll octopus:
1) Paint an empty toilet roll green, and allow it to dry completely.
2) Use glue to add googly eyes, and use a black marker to draw a mouth.
3) Cut slits in the toilet roll all the way around to create arms.
4) Dip a Q-tip in white paint to add "suckers" to the octopus's arms.
Cute, right? After our craft, we did a little printing practice. If you want to practice printing the letter O with your little one, you can right-click on the picture below, save it to your computer, and print it.
Interested in some more "Letter O" crafts for preschoolers?
Try decorating a letter O with crayons and stickers.
Or make an adorable "Letter O Owl". Start by colouring an O, and then glue on construction paper details and googly eyes.
And, for a little "cutting practice", you could make this adorable "O is for Octopus" craft. Cut a piece of construction paper in half and draw some lines for the preschooler to cut. Draw a mouth and glue on some googly eyes. Finish by rolling up the paper and taping it in place.
Fun, right? Next up... the letter P.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
Find more alphabet crafts here.