I have been making Octopus Hot Dogs for M and M for a long time. They are so easy to make, so much fun and of course the perfect way to celebrate the Letter O!
Grab some some hot dogs and get ready to impress your kid with an Octopus Hot Dog!
Cut the hot dog in half. You can use a whole hot dog, but I think they are cuter this way. 🙂
Cut the octopus arms (I Googled it, they are arms not legs or tentacles… interesting). Just start at the middle and cut down. Turn the hot dog and repeat. This should give you 4 arms.
Since an Octopus Hot Dog needs 8 arms you’ll have to cut all of the arms in half. Then use a toothpick to add eyes and a smile.
Bake them in the toaster oven (or real oven). While they bake the arms curl up. Ohhh it’s so fun.
While the Octopus Hot Dogs were baking we made Letter O place mats. M, M and I thought of O words together and worked as a teams to draw them. (They chose to wrap them in contact paper so they will work for multiple uses.)
For a little added fun I used food coloring to make the cottage cheese blue and tossed a couple of fish into the ocean.
This post is a part of Letter of the Week.