Take two crisp tubes. Cut one carefully in half. Using a pencil, push 4 holes in the side of the other container – these are where the dog’s legs will go.
To make the legs, roll old newspapers into tubes. Secure the tubes with sticky tape and push them into the holes in the crisp container. Your nodding dog’s body can now stand up!
To make the dog’s face, draw its eyes, ears, mouth and four paws on an old piece of card. Cut the pieces out.
Paint your dog’s body and face. You can use marker pen to outline the features. When decorating your dog’s mouth don’t forget to add a nose!
To complete your dog’s body, glue his paws to the end of his legs. To complete his head, take the crisp tube you cut in half and glue on his eyes, mouth and ears.
To join the head to the body, tape 4 pennies to the end of a wooden stirrer, 2 on each side to balance the weight. Tie a length of old string or wool to the middle of the stirrer and tape the unweighted end inside the top of your dog’s head. Make sure it goes in-between his 2 ears so his head stays centralised.
Slot the weighted end of the stirrer inside the dog’s body. Pull the string taut over the body and secure the end at the back of your dog with sticky tape. Now your dog can nod its head.
Try adding a cardboard collar and spots to make your doggie dazzle! You could even try making a nodding cat or mouse!