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The original poseable paracord army men!

I grew up playing with little plastic green army men. They were okay, but they couldn't really do much. They were either shooting guns, throwing grenades, or using binoculars. That was about it.

So I made some poseable paracord army men, and these guys can do all sorts of cool stuff. They're not just limited to war-type activities anymore; they can dance, scrapbook, chase butterflies... anything is possible.

If you make one of these, post a photo of it in the comments and I'll give you a code for a free pro membership to the site. I've got a bunch . . . but when they're gone, they're gone!

Step 1: Get started

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You will need some paracord and some thin wire. I used "bell wire" which I believe was 22 or 24 gauge.

Cut two strands of paracord, one about 44" and the other about 20". Remove the inner paracord strands. Cut two matching lengths of wire and insert them into the hollow pieces of paracord.

To keep the paracord from fraying, you can fuse the ends with a lighter as shown in the third photo.
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ericmee1 month ago
What color paracord did you use?
seamster (author)  ericmee1 month ago

It was called "army green."

vandim199 made it!2 months ago

Mine isn't as smooth and clean as yours, but it's something (added my monkey fist to it)

craftycollegemom made it!2 months ago

I made a rock star using the innards I am giving this kid a Mohawk! thanks for the steps!

thatskinnerboy made it!3 months ago
taenastephens made it!3 months ago

I think it came out pretty darn well considering I have never made anything from paracord before.

seamster (author)  taenastephens3 months ago

Very nice! Love the camo!

I decided to make it into a ninja, I made the swords out of wire and the nunchucks out of a nail I cut wrapped in hollow 550 connected with the insides.
seamster (author)  wesley.leblanc.74 months ago

Hey, this is awesome. Well done!

How do you do the arms and legs, the picture isn't very descriptive...

nick.brown.395 made it!10 months ago

this was a very easy project after i got the hang of what to do. it is also very important to make sure you head is in the very middle of the paracord

And the legs and arms are kinda confusing, how do you wrap them? Is it braiding?

Nevermind, I was just confused for a while.

This is amazing! By the way, where can you find paracord in the US?
michael.p.simpson made it!1 year ago

This one is my little ninja lol

seamster (author)  michael.p.simpson1 year ago

Cool, thanks for sharing the photo!

wbannister1 year ago
my attempt, only had pink at the moment but getting some more cord soon!
seamster (author)  wbannister1 year ago

Awesome! like the pink--it looks very nice!

It's actually time for me to make a few more of these. My kids have lost all the original ones I made.

Thanks for the photos!

wbannister1 year ago
going to make one today :) love them!!! I've only got pink paracord at the moment, can u reccomend a place to get paracord from?
seamster (author)  wbannister1 year ago
Thanks, glad you like them! Looks like you live in the UK (and I'm in the US), so I'm not much help finding paracord over there :)

It is available online from any number of stores though, so surely you could track some down somewhere close to you. Good luck!
AlexKein1 year ago
Great job gonna make an army of them both army and civilian para-men
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remccarty1 year ago

great instructions!

kitty861 year ago
Thank You Very Much!!!
Dhani C1 year ago
What did you use for the base? Thanks for sharing the idea!
seamster (author)  Dhani C1 year ago
The base is made from a bit of cardboard from a cereal box. It's hot glued to one foot, and painted black.
Dhani C1 year ago
Here is mine.
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seamster (author)  Dhani C1 year ago
Hey, nice work! Love the mini dagger.
Please give instructions! These are awesome, I need to know how to make them.
seamster (author)  Mr_Altitude1 year ago
Back by popular demand!
Thanks a lot.
phallstrom2 years ago
I really like it but i would like a full tutorial so i can see how the weave is done
seamster (author)  phallstrom1 year ago
Paracord man steps are up!
amoriak2 years ago
Please do a full tutorial on these they are so cool!!!
seamster (author)  amoriak1 year ago
Paracord man steps are up to date!
debmom4ca2 years ago
There was a tutorial for this project, now I can't see it. Do we have to buy directions now ? :(
seamster (author)  debmom4ca1 year ago
Paracord man steps are back up and up to date!
kitty862 years ago
Can I please get the full instruction so I am able to make these for my two year old? I am sure he would have a blast playing with these!!!!!
Thank you
seamster (author)  kitty861 year ago
Poseable paracord man steps are up to date!
wusupworld2 years ago
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