Classroom Activities—Creature Headband

Bring some wiggly-giggly fun to a study of sea creatures! This headband can resemble an octopus or jellyfish. Not doing an ocean unit? Make the headband a spider instead!


  • Westcott 5” Kids scissors
  • 1 1/2" x 18" construction paper strip (headband)
  • eight 3/4" x 12" construction paper strips
  • 3 1/2" construction paper circle
  • construction paper scraps
  • glue

Step 1
Ask your teacher to help you size the headband to fit your head. Cut off the excess and glue the ends together.

Step 2
Accordion-fold the construction paper strips to make arms (octopus), tentacles (jellyfish), or legs (spider). Glue the strips around the headband.

Step 3
Cut paper scraps to make facial features; glue them to the circle. Then glue the circle to the front center of the headband.

Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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