For each student, you will need:
one empty Pringle's potato chip can, rinsed and wiped out
one 3" x 10" strip blue construction paper
one 2" x 10" strip red construction paper
one 2" x 10" strip flesh tone construction paper
one 2" x 10" strip black construction paper
one 1" x 10" strip black construction paper
one 1/4" x 5" strip yellow construction paper
two 1" x 1" squares of flesh tone construction paper
two 1" x 2" strips of red construction paper
one small (about 7mm size) red pompom
two wiggle eyes
piece of a cotton ball
***These sizes fit the original size Pringle's cans. The new "super stackers" are about 1/2" taller. For the taller size cans, cut the blue strips 3 1/2" x 10". Line up the strips against the can, just barely overlapping the edges. The strips should completely fill the can with the black strip on the bottom overlapping.
1. Starting at the top of the can, glue the strips of construction paper around the can in this order:
2" x 10" black for the hat
2" x 10" flesh tone for the face
2" x 10" red for the shirt
2" x 10" blue for the pants
The strips of paper should just barely overlap from top to bottom so that no can is showing. It's OK if you have a small amount of can showing at the very bottom. Make sure that the vertical seams of each strip are lined up in a vertical line from top to bottom. You don't want a line through your soldier's face!
2. Glue the 1" x 10" black strip for the shoes around the very bottom of the can. This strip will overlap the blue strip quite a bit. Don't forget to line up the seams.
3. Turn the can so that the line of seams is along the back of the can. Glue the eyes, 5 red sequins for the mouth, and the pompom nose to the flesh tone strip. Add a small piece of a cotton ball for a beard.
4. Glue four sequins for buttons to the red strip.
5. Glue the small yellow strip horizontally across the black hat strip. Glue a sequin to each end of the yellow strip.
6. Cut two hands out of the two small flesh tone squares. Glue one hand to the short end of each of the 1" x 2" red strips to make arms.
7. Glue the arms to the sides of the can at the top of the red strip.