The Tin Man

The Tin Man craft

Have a heart! Recreate this charming, timeless character from "The Wizard of Oz."

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    The Tin Man, one of the main characters in "The Wizard of Oz," has warmed hearts for decades. Read or watch "The Wizard of Oz" so you can see how he looks and moves.

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    To make your own Tin Man, collect several recycled paper-towel rolls or gift-wrap rolls. Ask an adult to help you use Crayola® Scissors to cut five sections that are the same length. These will be the body, legs, and arms of your Tin Man. Cut a smaller section for his head.

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    To make your Tin Man's joints movable, punch a hole in one side of a limb (arm and leg), and press the roll flat. Use a Crayola Classic Fine Line Marker to put a dot on the opposite side. Punch that side, too. Repeat this process for each limb (four rolls).

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    The fifth roll is your tin-man's torso. Punch two leg holes on opposite sides close to the bottom of the roll. Punch two arm holes on the upper part, as low as you can reach with the paper punch, on opposite sides to match the leg joints.

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    Color your Tin Man's body with Crayola Gel Markers. The Tin Man of Oz was silver, but yours can be any color, or several colors! Cover the rolls with color, and mark rivets if you like.

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    Attach limbs to the body with brass paper fasteners. Push the paper fastener through both holes in the limb first. Then press the limb to the matching hole on the torso. Push the paper fastener into the torso, then open it, so the limb will stay in place.

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    Cut the head section apart at the back. Color it with markers.  Make your Tin Man's face by using Crayola School Glue to attach two wiggle-eyes in place. Cut a mouth from red paper and glue it. Glue a brightly colored feather inside the back of the head.

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    Cut a red heart from construction paper. Glue it to your Tin Man's chest, right where it belongs. Dry. You're off to see the Wizard!