I found this idea in my Family Fun magazine, and I thought it was so cute, I had to try to make one for my son! :) If you have an extra knit glove that is missing its partner, this is a good way to use it, instead of tossing it. Otherwise, you can make a bunch of Quadropus' by using a lot of cheap knit gloves. The gloves can sometimes be found on clearance in the spring or summer. They are easy to make and are a great addition to your kids' animal collection! :) I did mine a little different than the directions in Family Fun, but it still turned out okay.
Here's the backside with the "tentacles".
What you'll need:
1 knit glove
Needle and thread, and/or hot glue gun
Stuffing (I had Poly-Fil on hand)
Felt or scrap fabric
What to do:
First, tuck the thumb inside the glove and use a needle and thread to sew it shut. Fill the glove fingers (tentacles) with dry rice, and the palm (body) with stuffing, then tuck the cuff inside.
Stitch all along the cuff's edge, then pull the thread tightly to close the top. Knot the thread.
At the base of the quadropus, where the glove's fingers attach to the palm, pinch the sides together, and sew a few stitches to hold them (See back side of quadropus). This will help make the body rounder.
To make the tentacles, attach buttons to the undersides of the four fingers by sewing or using a hot glue gun. Sew or hot-glue on button eyes and a felt/fabric mouth. You can add extras, such as a hat or scarf by using pom-poms, felt, or fabric. I just kept my simple. :)