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Kids are always in motion, so naturally their play is active. Children who craft their own action figures exercise both body and brain.
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.
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.
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.
To make your Action Pal move, place the other end of your straw between your palms and roll it back and forth.
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!