Potato Heads of Yore
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
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
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.