I try to have specific goals with all the crafts I create, whether they are lessons in creativity and open ended or more specific ones like this that have goals for fine motor skills.
I get asked about scissor skills all the time and this craft is a great one to build the coordination for using scissors as well as providing lots of practice as they cut the 8 tentacles.
You will need some construction paper, a paper plate, some crayons,glue, scissors and some hole reinforcements.
Start by coloring the bottom of the plate.
Next cut the paper into 8 strips. Encourage your child to do this , stress that they don't have to be perfect or even all the same size, just try.
Add the reinforcements. The movement of peeling off the stickers is a similar movement to using scissors and adding stickers to pictures and crafts are a great way to give those muscles a work out.
Add some eyes.
Glue the tentacles on and let dry.