When I saw the idea of poking uncooked spaghetti noodles through hot dogs on Pinterest, I knew I would have to make this sometime. O week seemed like the perfect fit. In order to make this look more like an octopus, I cut a hot dog in thirds, then broke twelve pieces of fettuccine in half to make the legs. I stuck the noodles about 3/4 of the way through the hot dog pieces (but discovered that they don't have to be in that far- half way should be plenty).
I then dropped them in boiling water until the pasta was cooked. They ended up looking a little more like a squid, but Trip liked them anyway and got the idea.
He had requested olives to go with his octopus lunch.
After a few olives, he began pulling the legs off an octopus.
He also took a break to play with his toilet paper roll octopus.
Then, it was back to eating the legs.
I had hoped to get Trip to paint this octopus, but he never would. I offered to make a face on it, and he didn't want that either. He was just happy with it in its most simple form and got lots of practice trying to say octopus.