The mermaid page! At first I attempted to draw the top half of the mermaid, but I wasn't liking anything...So that's why it's always good to have at least ONE fashion magazine lying about, in case you have the need to papercraft a half-naked chick.
I actually had an old crappy toothbrush from a motel stay that actually had a hole in the end, so I cut the end off and melted it so it would have a smooth point. I'm a youth leader at my church & I taught this for an activity, so I had to kinda mass-produce some tools. For that I just cut in half popsicle sticks, sanded them to make the points smooth and then used a drill to make holes in one end. They worked really well.