Top 10 Amazing Miniature Toothpick Sculptures

Art comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some people like to make big sculptures and some people like the artist Steven Backman like to create a very small sculpture. Steven Backman is an incredibly talented artist who loves making things from toothpicks, he has made a 13 foot Golden Gate Bridge made from 30,000 toothpicks, a San Francisco cable car made of 4,000 toothpicks and a yacht made from 10,000 toothpicks! But unlike those, all the things you are about to see below are made from a single, solitary toothpick…

 


Top 10 Amazing Miniature Toothpick Sculptures

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Toothpicks


 

Meydan Grandstand Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Meydan Grandstand Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

10 – Meydan Grandstand
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FACT: In 1972 the pocket toothpick holder (described as a great way to carry your toothpicks around with you!) made it into the top 20 gifts of the year!

Pagoda Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Pagoda Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

9 – Pagoda
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FACT: Steven Backman is not the only one with skills enough to make toothpick sculptures,  a man named Joe King once used 110,000 toothpicks to build a model of the Eiffel Tower 23ft tall!

Eiffel Tower Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Eiffel Tower Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

8 – Eiffel Tower
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FACT: The toothpick is considered such an essential that even the original Swiss Army knives had one included in their product.

Burj Khalifa Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Burj Khalifa Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

7 – Burj Khalifa
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FACT: In the 1980’s cinnamon toothpicks became very trendy, people would make their own by soaking wooden toothpicks in a bottle of cinnamon oil extract and sell them for a profit!

Tower Bridge Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Tower Bridge Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

6 – Tower Bridge
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FACT: Even in its very first day the toothpick factory in Maine made well over 20 million toothpicks, then kept those numbers up for years!

Empire State Building Sculpture by Steven Backman
Empire State Building Sculpture by Steven Backman

5 – Empire State Building
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FACT: A teacher named Charles Forster asked his students to eat at a local restaurant and then loudly ask for a toothpick after finishing their meals.  The idea was they wouldn’t have any generating a market for the disposable toothpick that Forster had invented!

Titanic Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Titanic Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

4 – Titanic
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FACT: Agathocles, a tyrant of Syracuse, died in 289 B.C. when his toothpick was soaked it in poison by an enemy!

Golden Gate Bridge Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Golden Gate Bridge Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

3 – Golden Gate Bridge
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FACT: The American state of Maine is the biggest toothpick producer in the World and is estimated to produce  90% of the Worlds toothpicks!

Cinderella Castle Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
Cinderella Castle Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

2 – Cinderella Castle
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FACT: In the 17th Century toothpicks were only used by the upper classes were cherished enough to be made from gold, silver or ivory!

White House Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman
White House Toothpick Sculpture by Steven Backman

1 –  White House
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FACT: Skulls believed to belong to Neanderthals show signs of having their teeth picked clean by some sort of tool! We are basically talking caveman toothpicks!

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