Gresham and I made this “changing faces” man yesterday! We got the idea from this post at A Little Learning for Two. Check out her post – her dolls are much cuter!
To make one, you need:
- 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
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!
This project requires a lot of help on the parents’ part, but the end result is a lot of fun! Gresham had a great time playing with his man! It’s fun to make homemade toys!