In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a simple, but quite pleasing toy.
It's a pteradactyl which flaps its wings as you move a straw up and down - this is based off something I saw at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, UK. A fine institution.
Things you will need:
Something to colour your Pterodactyl in with
2 straws - they have to be of different widths so that one can fit inside the other
Step 1: The Pterodactyl
Find a nice picture of a pterodactyl, and colour it in to your own tastes