What you'll need:
1 hotdog per child
For each hotdog, hold it in your hand vertically so you can only see the end circle. Be very careful and slice the circle like a pie, into eight sections, leave about two inches of the hotdog uncut. This forms the long octopus legs. Put the hotdog into boiling water. As it cooks, the legs will curl out. Serve with ketchup, and mustard.