As recently stated in Dork Tower, Cthulhu is the bacon of gaming. And you can’t have Cthulhu without tentacles. To help you create interactive tentacle minis of your own, I will show you how you can make them for mere pennies.
What you will need:
- Pipe cleaners
- ($2.19 / 100 @ Office Depot, see Michaels or another craft store)
- Large “spacer” washer ($0.38 apiece at the hardware store, but a quarter can substitute in a pinch)
- Gaming Paper singles ($9.99 at Paizo for a package of 100). One sheet will yield 5 tentacles.
8 thoughts on “Everyone Loves Tentacles: Arts and Crafts Edition”
This is pretty cool. I’d like to see more craft based articles, they give me ideas :)
With a little variation you could make a “Black tentacles” spell template
Tentacular! There’s a guy in my design school class that just can’t resist drawing tentacles – octopi, monstrous, slubbery random multicolored ones. He’s not an RPG’er, and he’s *NEVER* heard of Cthulhu – he just digs tentacles. Go “figure”*.
I’m a gonna be making some of these just to stick on his desk some day. He’ll definitely appreciate it! Thanks Ben for the crafty idea – I’m sure we can all get creative with this “base”* concept to create all manner of exciting terrain, hazards and environments…
*Sorry. The puns wrote themselves. :)
I love how the pipe cleaner can actually hold onto a mini in the air. I will certainly be making some of these. Do pipe cleaners come in ebon?
I like it! Seaborne tentacle beast here I come!
Pipe cleaners come in an amazing variety of colors, Mike!
If you can swing the price, these are really nicely done.
Definitely, but they don’t give the visceral satisfaction of picking up their target, Roland. ;)
And I wasn’t trying to be flippant, Mike– they really have a ridiculous array of colors, from black to sparkly purple to the simple red I was using. (I’d been watching about Humbolt Squids, and thought I’d use that. Black would have been more multipurpose)
Well done Ben, well done indeed!
@ Hecknoshow: So would I. especially since I submitted an article not long ago about how to make treasure coins. :)