Isn’t he cute? My baby loves octopuses, so I decided to try to make one for her. I went to my local fabric outlet and bought some Minky fabric. It is super soft, a little nicer than fleece, and easier to work with than faux fur. Plus, Minky is machine washable, which is great when you are making a toy for an almost 3 year old. His head is just a six sided sphere with the bottom cut off and 8 cute legs sewn on. The very bottom is a single piece, then I cut matching tops to the legs, sewed it all together, and viola one cute yellow octopus. I used safety eyes with a little fabric glue to prevent fraying. For about $18 I made him with enough fabric left over to make him a twin.
My daughter loves him, she insisted on bring him to target that night.