Preparation time: 10-20 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
Serves: depends on the hot dogs.
To make a hot dog octopus, cut a hot dog in half.
Then cut one half up the long way, stopping an inch from the top.
Bisect it again so you have four legs.
Bisect each leg so you have eight.
Boil them as you normally would and the legs will curl up.
Eureka! A hot dog octopus. A favorite in bento lunches, try decorating with little pepper eyes.