I love this idea too. How about those cardboard cones that yarn comes on. You can buy them too. Or...plastic huggie bottles that drinks come in. MJ
> > I like the bobble head idea! Their head sits on a spring. Going to try to
> > figure this one out! Anyone have some ideas?
>Well, when I was thinking out loud to myself on this one I was
>thinking of having the students begin by making a small head
>shape out of papier mache. Then I'd take their photo with the
>digital camera and print it out on normal paper. They would then
>glue their face to their papier mache head and then build up the
>nose, cheeks, etc. ... it can't help but be a caricature. What
>I'm stuck on is coming up with a sort of 'uniform' body structure
>and a way to make the head bobble (someone mentioned a dowel type
>mechanism, a la, presumably, the bobbing head dogs one sees in
>the back of cars ... that has potential).
>David Meadows Libertas inaestimabilis res est.