Each year, the Transportation Security Administration confiscates over 8 million items, including guns, knives, narcotics, cuticle scissors, mousse, pudding, and bottled water. 

Although the TSA website says scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed on airplanes, the individual officers conducting the screening have the authority to confiscate anything they think could be used as a weapon. As a result, countless pairs of scissors are confiscated daily at American airports.

These creepy creatures were made from actual items that were intercepted by the TSA.


Scissor spiders have been featured in several publications, including Playboy magazine, and some of them can be found in Ripley's Believe It or Not museums around the world.  They are not available for sale at this time, but may be sold in small quantities on special occasions.

Small scissor spider (cuticle scissors)

Medium scissor spider (Trim scissors)

Large scissor spider (Barber scissors)

Extra Large scissor spider (dressmaker's shears)

Dragonfly (Swiss Army Knife parts)