Do it yourself: Make your own Titus Tentacle penholder

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You need:

  • a sheet of red paper
  • a used toilet roll
  • glue, scissors
  • a pencil with an eraser
  • a black felt-tip pen
  • two wiggly eyes
  • one ink pad
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Here’s how to do it:

Stand the toilet roll on the paper and draw a circle around it.

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Cut all the way round the circle at a distance of approximately 3 centimeters.

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The result should look like this:

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Make a series of cuts from the outside to the inside.

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Apply glue to the resulting flaps of paper.

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Glue the paper to the base of the toilet roll.

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Cut out a section of red paper 15cm wide and 22cm long.

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Place the toilet roll level with the top of the paper and draw a line across underneath.

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Now make seven cuts from the bottom up to the line to create eight octopus tentacles. To make this easier, you can mark them out first.
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The result should look like this:

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Now press the pencil eraser on the ink pad and stamp the suckers onto the octopus tentacles.

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Alternatively, you can draw them on with the felt-tip pen.

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When all the suckers have been stamped or marked, it should look like this:

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Now apply glue to the top of the paper and wrap it around the toilet roll. Important: The suckers must be INSIDE.

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Allow the glue to set.

Now roll each tentacle carefully around your pencil before releasing it again.

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The result should look like this:

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Now attach the wiggly eyes and draw Titus Tentacle’s mouth.

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Job done! Now Titus Tentacles can sit on your desk and look after your favorite pens and pencils.

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If you like, have the story of Titus Tentacle and the Pirate Monkeys read out aloud to you or bake some Titus Tentacle cookies.

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Play the Titus Tentacle game. Can you find Titus Tentacle’s hidden treasure with the help of the pirate monkeys?