Materials you need:
-2 sheets of blue construction or card stock paper
-1 sheet of white construction or card stock paper.
-2 large wiggly eyes (LOVE those things!)
1. Draw a squid body on one sheet of the blue paper, and draw 2 circles for eyes, and a mouth on the white paper. Use the other blue sheet of paper to cut out the legs for the squid. I cut mine curvy and we used 5 legs for the squid.
2. Have your child cut out all the parts for the squid.
3. Use the glue stick to glue the eyes and mouth on the squid.
4. Turn the squid over and glue your legs to the back of the squid.
5. Now just glue your wiggly eyes into the white eyes and you are done! Super simple and fun!
2. Sew your white mouth onto one of your large triangles.
3. Sew a big triangle to each side of the face, making sure the seam is on the back of the face. Seriously, double check this because I accidentally made this mistake and had to start all over once. hahaha (I’m a beginner what can I say!) It should look like this at this point.
4. Next I made my eyes and sewed them on. Start by sewing a running stitch all the way around the eye, 1/4″ from the edge.
5. Start drawing it up tight by pulling the tail of your thread. Make sure to leave just enough room to stuff it full of fiberfill.
6. After filling it with fiberfill, pull it tight and tie a firm knot. I just went ahead and left the thread tail and needle attached and sewed it directly on the squid face at this point. Repeat for second eye and attach it to the squid face also.
7. Now finish sewing together the back seam of the body.
8. Next, turn the body wrong side out and sew the smaller triangle onto the bottom of the body on all three sides, leaving just enough room on the back of the squid to turn it right side out and fill with fiberfill. After it’s stuffed with fiberfill, sew your open hole. (Before sewing on the smaller triangle I placed my body on top of the triangle to check the fit. I suggest doing this in case you need to adjust the size a bit before sewing it on.)
9. Take your 10 legs and pin them where you’d like them on the bottom of the squid. Sew them by hand onto the bottom of the squid. (it really doesn’t take the long)
10. When you flip it over it looks like this.