Two sizes of cardboard tubes – one needs to be able to fit inside the other
Markers, paint, or colored pencils – we used colored pencils (least mess!)
Strong glue – we used Tacky Glue
A sheet of cardboard – we used the side of a cereal box
We used a paper towel roll for our tubes. In order to make one fit inside the other, I cut it apart, rolled it a little tighter, and taped it shut again.
The inside tube needs a cardboard base. We cut a circle from our cereal box and glued it to the bottom of the tube with Tacky Glue.
To decorate the outside tube, I covered it with paper and cut a hole for the face. Gresham wanted a paleontologist (to go with all his dino toys), so I drew a figure for him, and he colored it in.
To decorate the inside tube, I cut out paper faces and gave each of them different expressions – happy, surprised, silly, and mad. I taped them on and quickly realized that they needed to be down really flat in order to spin the tube and change the faces. So I covered all four faces with a large piece of packing tape. This created a smooth surface, and our man turns very easily!
To change the face on your man, simply turn the base!