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Hi! I'm CraftyCroc. I love chalk markers and anything arty and crafty. I've been around since the dinosaurs but am hip and cool and up with the play!

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As crafters, creators and makers it is a lot of fun to explore different mediums for construction so today we are going to look at some inspirational toothpick crafts.  Sometimes the most mundane of items can be used to create the most elaborate of craft projects and toothpicks are certainly no exception!  It all comes down to the creativity of the individual and sometimes the vision to make the impossible, possible.

Below are 9 of our favorite creations made entirely from nothing more than toothpicks, glue plus a huge amount of patience, vision, attention to detail and skill!

Toothpick White House

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via Bass Trombone Wauchope

This amazing depiction of The White House in toothpicks was on display at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton Massachusetts as part of the Stan Munro exhibition.

Toothpick Stingray

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via Landmarks of SF

The beauty of this design is in its simplicity.  Using 590 toothpicks, they were carefully inlaid in order to create a sleek and smooth surface.

Toothpick Skeleton

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via I Should Play Zelda

What can we say? With Halloween rapidly approaching, it seemed criminal not to include at least one slightly Halloweeny looking creation!  “Tweezers” would be the word of the day for this project! Talk about fiddly!

Toothpick City – Phase 1

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via Bob’s Toothpick City Art

Using a mere 125,000 toothpicks, this is apparently only phase 1 of an entire city.  Wow! What a stunning design.

Toothpick Stone Cottage

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via Bob’s Toothpick City Art

Using 18,000 toothpicks so far, this work in progress is stunning.  Check out the beautifully carved “stone work” and roof shingles.  Where would you start with a project like this?!

Toothpick  Coliseum

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via Toothpick World

More of Stan Munro’s amazing creations.  This depiction of The Colosseum in Rome in its “as it was” and “as it is now” states.

 Check out this video about Stan’s amazing Toothpick World too.

Curvilinear Toothpick Art

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via Landmarks of San Fransisco

While some people like to create things from toothpicks that represent things or buildings we are familiar with, others like to make stuff which just plain and simple looks pretty, such as this sculpture called Free-Form.  This is truly art, using the medium of some 2,165 toothpicks.  To get a sense of scale, it is around 18″ in height.

Natures Wonders

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via The Meta Picture

What is it? All we know is that it’s a toothpick sculpture. An exploding star, a microscopic mineral deposit or crystal formation – who knows?! But it’s certainly pretty interesting and illustrates that “whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” (Napolean Hill)

Modern Art

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via Paper Aviator

Another arty toothpick sculpture (inspired by a hand) – this creation won the sculpture category at the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition.  We quite like it but are not seeing the hand resemblance.  What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!

Tetrahedrons

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via Almost Unschoolers

We did say at the beginning of this post that these creations were made from nothing more than toothpicks and glue, but this happy bunch of home schoolers have substituted the glue for…. you guessed it! Marshmellows! Check out there story here!

Well, that’s it for the toothpicks.  We hope you found it inspiring or gave you some ideas for new projects or new materials to use.  Maybe you just found it downright weird!  Either way, let us know in the comments below and share this with someone you think might find it interesting.  For more cool stuff, head on over to our Facebook page and give it a like to keep informed!

Thanks for reading!