How to Make an Octopus

octopus rainbow loomWe were just playing around one day with our Rainbow Loom when Mr. Octopus showed up! We loved him so much that we decided to make a Mrs. Octopus.

This is a time-consuming project – and it’s not recommended for beginners. If you have a few charms and action figures under your belt and you know how to make a slip knot, then you’re ready for the challenge.

Two looms are required to make this project.

octopus rainbow loom

If you would like to make your own Octopus, watch our video tutorial:



15 thoughts on “How to Make an Octopus

  1. Kaylee says:

    So cute!! I love it!! I don’t have 2 looms though. My sister has 1 and I have 1, but I don’t think she’ll let me borrow hers, since we’re always making something on them!! 😀

  2. Kate says:

    My loom fell apart when I was almost done.Please video it from a different angle its really hard to tell what your doing. Thx!

  3. Mimiloom says:

    Hi loom love I have recently made up a new version of the octopus using only one loom bye.

  4. bronkers says:

    it looks really confusing before you hook it. lalalalallalalalalaalaalaaaaaaaaaaaaalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalalalallalalaalallalalalaalalallaallalalallalalaaaaaaaaaa.

  5. Ginny W says:

    I’ve made this with one loom, easy-Peasy. Well, I actually made a tritopus called Colin and using the same method I planned to make a Hexapus, but my best friend was round for a sleepover, she begged me to take it off so I let her … And it broke! I tried again, and decided to make a octopus this time by adding two more tentacles and it worked! I called him Wilbur. It’s really easy, just make eight tentacles ( I used a frilly braid that somebody on this site made, two chains, a fishtail, a diamond, the oragami someone on this site made, my own one and a double band chain and for Colin I used a chain, double banded chain and four banded chain,) but, instead of a cap band at the end, but down a single band of the colour of your body. Use that as a cap band – don’t hook it but hook the one before it like it says in the rainbow loom instruction thing. Make a single chain in your body colour, add some eyes and use the body colour band of the octopus as the cap band like this

    B. O. D. Y
    1. 2. 3
    4. 5 6
    7. 8

    Just pile them on top of each other with a body colour band in between and hook.

  6. Ginny W says:

    Sorry, I forgot to mention you need the rows maching, side by side, the body in double bands but the row you put the tentacles on in single bands, At the top you need to put either two or one vertical bands in the middle and then make the octopus, and after hooking you pull Just the bottom band over the top to secure it bye

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