Action Pals

Action Pals craft

Kids are always in motion, so naturally their play is active. Children who craft their own action figures exercise both body and brain.

  • 1.

    Draw and color a figure on one side of an index card (or part of a file folder) with Crayola® Crayons. For example, draw a picture of yourself standing with your feet together and arms at your side.

  • 2.

    On the other side of the card, draw the same figure in a different pose, such as your arms in the air and legs spread apart.

  • 3.

    Place the straw (or sharpened end of a Crayola Colored Pencil) in the center of the card approximately 3 inches from the bottom. Tape the card to the straw.

  • 4.

    To make your Action Pal move, place the other end of your straw between your palms and roll it back and forth.

  • 5.

    Create other Action Pals such as a happy face on one side and a winking face on the other, or a closed door on one side and then an opened door with a friend in it on the other. Make several Action Pals so friends and family can join the fun!