Make the octopus’s body by painting the underside of a paper plate. Let it dry.
Cut out the center of a paper plate, leaving a two-inch wide by one-inch tall tab at the base. (See pattern for detail.)
Paint the egg cups white. Let them dry. Then paint or draw two small black circles on the top.
Ask an adult to make a hole at the top of the head with a pencil or hole punch. Thread the string through the hole and tie a tight knot. Hang your octopus wind dancer to a tree and watch the legs move as the wind blows. Remember to bring your octopus inside on rainy days because this octopus doesn’t like to get wet!