You know those over priced little joe bender guys,right? Well, these are super easy and cheap to build alternatives. Perfect as a present or stocking stuffer.
sorry about the pictures my camera doesn't have macro
Step 1: Get Materials
Here are the materials:
1 Roll of Solder
1 Soldering Iron
Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Body Parts
To create the legs cut an approx. 1 1/2 in. piece of solder. To create abdomen cut an approx. 1 in. piece of solder. For arms cut an approx. 1 in. piece of solder. Finally, bend solder around a pencil or pen for a head. If you want a bigger solder guy make pieces bigger.
Step 3: Making It
To make the lower part, make a small blob of solder and put legs and abdomen into it. Then make another small blob and press top of abdomen and head into it. For arms, make another small blob and press abdomen into it then quickly press arms into it. Finally for feet, make two pinky finger-nail size blobs and stick ends of legs into both.
Step 4: Finishing Touchs
You can then spray paint it and/or take hot glue and put on felt or cloth for clothes.
Step 5: You're Done
Now you can wrap it, put it in a stocking or play with it. Good job!
ps-After I was finishing instructable I thought of gluing magnets on the feet. Since I don't have any small and strong magnets I decided to leave it out.