Friday Plush Cephalopod Post

Friday toy octopus post features a stumpy octopus puppet.

Plush toy time with the usual Friday theme.
Most of these are from Etsy, and I’ll add to the list if I stumble across more this evening.

I’ve had a couple people ask my why I keep posting about children’s plush toys modeled after squid, octopus and their cousins… the only answer is that I find them incredibly interesting. Surpassed only by ants… so consider yourselves lucky that I don’t post every Friday about ant-shaped toys!

Huge Camo Squid toy.
Stumpy little yarn octopus toy. Angel octopus amigurumi.
43″ Big Al knitted ugly squid toy. $395… woah.
Shifty Eyed Squid crocheted toy. 22″ long.
Super stumpy crocheted toy octopus
Plastic resin octopus reminds me of a toy I had as a kid.

On a slightly different path, here’s a squid and its predator, a sperm whale. Let it be known that the quality of this piece does not impress me :)

Cephalopods For The Children

Squid themed child suitable items for a slow Friday

Even if you don’t take to the squids and octopi as a result of these posts you can’t blame me for trying. Just thank me that I haven’t included my other favorite animal in the posts – ants!

Octopus Field Bag from Deadworry
Rest comfortably in the knowledge that your child won’t be rolling into school with a Dora or Jonas Brothers backpack this year. No sir, your little darling will be representing the cephalopod nation come the first day back.

Octopus Acrylic Painting by Yankeedoodled
Setting aside the anatomical leg-related inaccuracy I think this is a pretty sweet print. One could argue that the other legs are hiding around back, or were eaten by a predator… but regardless this would look great on your kid’s desk.

Pink Plush Stuffed Octopus by Deweybaby
At first glance this struck me as a little gross, until I realized how awesome it was. Maybe not recommended if your child has a dog as I suspect the legs would be irresistible, but definitely cool otherwise.

Octopus Tentacle Earrings by OctopusMe
Maybe not for the youngsters, but if you have a little Goth around the house this may be seen as acceptable.

Plush Zombie Squid Hat / Pillow by ObeyMyBrain
No description needed… this is pure awesomeness.

More Etsy Items For Those Upcoming Kid Gifting Needs

I love plush animals that are a little on the weird side. Weird plush animals? I love strange stuffed beasts.

First up, another octopus / squid related item that any budding scientist will love… regardless whether they know what science is or not. Spencer the Squid is a great first step towards that epic job at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Frankly you might as well complete the set with Ollie the Octopus, Winston the Whale and Gertrude the Goldfish

Changing topics a bit you may want to reinforce the importance of a complete breakfast by introducing Bacon and Eggs into the mix.

Last but not least… for some reasons the plush stripes got me with this one. Petrie the sock Zebra looks nothing like a zebra, in fact he reminds me more of Eeyore the donkey from Winnie-the-Pooh.