Letter of the Week – Letter O – Octopus Hot Dog

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!

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

Grab some some hot dogs and get ready to impress your kid with an Octopus Hot Dog!

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

Cut the hot dog in half.  You can use a whole hot dog, but I think they are cuter this way. :)

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

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.

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

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.

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

Bake them in the toaster oven (or real oven).  While they bake the arms curl up.  Ohhh it’s so fun.

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

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.)

Octopus Hot Dog! I love fun, simple lunches.

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.

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Comments

  1. Wynne says

    Wow! Another terrific idea from your blog.

    My preschooler loved Diary of a Worm, particularly when the spider spits out a mouthful of dirt.

    • says

      Some idea’s just pop into my brain, others are inspired by stuff I see. This one came from my mom’s friend years ago. Thanks for the compliment!

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