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Spider Toothpicks




These obliging arachnids help guests get a handle on snacks.


  • Scissors
  • Plastic spider rings
  • Needle tool
  • Toothpicks
  • Black marker


  1. Step 1

    With scissors, cut the bugs off plastic spider rings (available at party stores), then puncture their centers with a needle tool (from crafts stores).

  2. Step 2

    Insert the toothpick into the hole from bottom; color tip with a black marker. Set out with nibbles, such as mini mozzarella balls.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 143 October 2005



Reviews (5)

  • Lynneimer 24 Feb, 2009

    I Love This Idea Sence I Am A Floral Designer I Switched It Up A Bit For A Summer Party

  • TiffanyFox 19 Oct, 2008

    I used a meat thermometer to poke holes in the spiders, which worked well. I made 30 of them in about 20 minutes -- super easy, and they look great when paired with a blood-red serving tray.

  • craftycrafter96 3 Oct, 2008

    I am also going to try soaking them in anise oil to flavor the tips.

  • craftycrafter96 3 Oct, 2008

    I LOVE THESE! I was trying this earlier and I forgot to use a needle tool so I was using liitle threading needles and it was horrible! I checked this again and it said to use a needle tool. I don't have one so I used a miniature screwdriver from a eyeglass repair kit. It is working very well. Also I colored the tips that Martha says to paint black, red. It looks like the little spiders are bleeding. Very cool effect.

  • waggonswest 1 Jul, 2008

    Work over a cutting board or self-healing mat and be careful. I love these. I've made them with all sorts of plastic ants and flies.