Volume 5 Issue 9
April 1999


Potato Heads of Yore
Trapper Trails Council

Potatoes-with their rough and rugged look-give character to legendary personalities. You can make characters such as Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones, Paul Bunyan, Daniel Boone Pocahontas and other favorites of long ago.

Use large potatoes-whole for the heads and one sliced in half, length-wise for the shoulders. Join the heads and shoulders together with pieces of popsicle or dowels.

Use moving plastic eyes or glue felt eyes, noses, and mouths. Use yarn for hair.

Johnny Appleseed: Johnny is always pictured wearing a pot for a hat. Use 2/3s of a small round foil pan. Staple edges together. Flatten bottom. Cut a handle from another pan and staple it to the pot. For his shirt, print "Flour" across his shoulders.

Casey Jones: For overalls, use striped material or make striped paper. Glue onto Casey's shoulders. Cut bandanna and tie around his neck. Use a nut cup with paper visor for his hat (Add stripes with a marker). Squash hat.

Paul Bunyan: Use your biggest potato for big Paul. For his cap, use toe of sock. With raw edges rolled up to the brim. Use piece of sock for his turtle neck sweater. Make ax from foil. With a cardboard handle.

Tom Sawyer Light Plate
Trapper Trails Council

Light plate cover: Cut one popsicle stick. Glue six more to switch plate. Cut Tom Sawyer out of felt and glue to cover. Add features and names with "Sharpie" pen.

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