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Baby Octopus Project: Approved Materials List

In order to ensure quality and safety, only approved yarns and fills may be used for dolls submitted to the #babyoctopusproject.

Approved Yarns

Approved yarns must be 100% acrylic fiber. Only new yarns may be used (no recycled/upcycled fibers). We also cannot accept dolls made with mill ends or vintage fibers.

Preferred yarns (starred *) appear at the top of the list.


Red Heart*



  • Caron Simply Soft (tentacles do not hold shape)
  • Red Heart Soft (tentacles do not hold shape)

Approved Fills

Approved fills must be 100% new material, hypoallergenic polyester. Due to safety and allergy concerns, please do not use upcycled/recycled or natural fibers.

Preferred fills (starred *) appear at the top of the list.



Not in the List?

Do you have a yarn that is not in the approved materials list? You may submit a single sample for consideration using our standard submission process. For instructions on submitting dolls and a submission worksheet, see the submission process. For additional information or questions, please contact us at webmaster@connectingforkids.org

Get Started!

To donate your completed dolls to the #babyoctopusproject, please review the following links:

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Email: info@connectingforkids.org


P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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