Please say hello to our new friend, Blubby. She came into being this afternoon, the first braided-yarn octopus of her kind in these parts. She sports colorful hair elastics on each of her lovely braids - we figured these might hold a little better than yarn ties. And rather than googly eyes, we opted for glued-on pieces of felt. Much more user-friendly for the preschool crowd!
Wanna make one? Check out Family Fun's latest issue, in the article on retro crafts. I don't know about you, but all of the projects in there bring me back to my inner crafty five year-old!