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8 Pattern Arms Octopus Math Craft (From Crafty Math Bundle 3)

8 Pattern Arms Octopus Math Craft (From Crafty Math Bundle 3)

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Grade level
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Lesson, Printables, Activities


Math, Visual Arts

Integrate math and art to reinforce concepts in a new way!

Practice and solidify core math concepts in a fun and engaging way with this adorable math craft! My students LOVE learning math through art, and my classroom is always bright and colorful as we display our results.

For this math craft, students will work together to create paper chain arms for the whimsical octopus head that show understanding of different kinds of patterning (AB, ABB, ABCB, etc.)

  • There are full color posters included to guide your discussion about different patterns.
  • The octopus head is included in both black and white and full color. Once students finish their chain patterns, attach 8 arms to the octopus head and display! Older students may complete two arms each in a group of 4.
  • Extra Materials: There are templates for making pieces for paper chains, or you can just cut them up freehand to fill a bin.
  • Math Center: A printable math center is included for students to draw their own patterns on an octopus using dry erase markers.

**NOTE – This craft is part of a larger bundle: CRAFTY MATH BUNDLE 3

You can see everything included in the bundle by clicking HERE.

The price is always reduced when you choose the bundle.

LOOKING FOR MORE MATH CRAFTS? Check out the list below:

Here’s a list of the math crafts included in Crafty Math Bundle 2:

1 ADDITION and SUBTRACTION Whimsical Flowers – (48 pages)

2 MAKE 10 – Whimsical Birds With Make 10 Feathers – (18 pages)

3 NUMBER ORDER: Birds In A Tree – (33 pages)

4 DOUBLES – Make a Doubles Pictures Poster and Mini-book – (25 pages)

5 2D SHAPES or ARRAYS – Shape City Art Project – (13 pages)

6 MATH EQUATION – Silly Spiders with Equation Legs – (18 pages)

7 ODD or EVEN – One Odd Otter Craft – (13 pages)

8 100 CHART ADD and SUBTRACT – Whimsical Animals Add Subtract 10 and 1 – (36 pages)

9 ADDITION – Hairy Math – (12 pages)

10 PATTERNING – Silly Snakes – (18 pages) FREE!

(235 pages total)


Check out the original bundle of 9 math crafts in Bundle 1 by clicking HERE.

Here’s a list of the math crafts included in Crafty Math Bundle 1:

1 DOUBLES Ladybugs On a Leaf (FREE!)

2 SUBITIZING – Number Puzzles

3 SKIP COUNTING by 2, 5, 10 – Caterpillars

4 NUMBERS + SUBITIZING – Build A Number Pal

5 COUNTING / One to One Correspondence – Counting Monster Eyes

6 PLACE VALUE – Build Place Value Jellyfish

7 GEOMETRY – 2D and 3D Robots

8 TIME – Turtle Time Clocks

9 SYMMETRY – Symmetrical Butterflies


You can see the preview by clicking the green button near the top of this page. Please look at the preview to see the details before purchasing to ensure these are right for your class.


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3 reviews
    Daphne K.
    09 Jul 2023
    My students loved making this craft when we were learning about the ocean habitat
    Alex R.
    09 Jul 2023
    I love using this fun craft at the beginning of the year with my kindergarten students! It's super fun and engaging for them!
    Sarah Van Kesteren
    09 Jul 2023
    My students loved working together to make a pattern octopus. I had each student make one arm for the octopus in an AB pattern, and they really enjoyed seeing their arms altogether and seeing how every octopus was different.