The Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return was released in theaters today. Have you seen it yet? My kids can't wait to, maybe we will have a chance this weekend. 

We got into the spirit of the movie though with a fun craft project inspired by it. 

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - Recycled Tin Man Craft #LegendsOfOz
What you need:

  • Whatever recycled materials you have on hand, we used the following
  • Gift wrap rolls (x2)
  • Cardboard box
  • Toilet paper rolls (x3)
  • Cardboard ribbon rolls (x4 – 2 sizes)
  • Round plastic container
  • Scrap foam
  • Bottle cap
  • Funnel – a spare one from the kitchen
  • Metallic silver spray paint
  • Red, black and white acryclic paint and brushes
  • Glue (strong – E6000 or hot glue)

How to make:

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Step 1:

Make the head as that will be used as the base for all other pieces you need to cut out. Attach the funnel to the top of the container, and then cut out a piece of foam for the base of the Tin Man's head, attaching that with glue too.

Step 2:

Make the body. You will make this in a similar fashion to homemade pinatas. Cut out the front and back piece, a long strip and assemble them using tape. Cut holes large enough to fit toilet paper rolls in the top and bottom of the body. Insert toilet paper rolls into each end allowing some to stick out of either end. Attach the head, using glue to the top toilet paper roll.

Cut out a small square of cardboard and attach it to the front of the body.

Step 3:

Make the arms and legs. These are made using a combination of toilet paper rolls, gift wrap rolls and ribbon rolls.

For the arms, cut a gift wrap roll to desired length and attach using hot glue, and then attach a ribbon roll over the top.

For the legs, cut a hole in the center of the third toilet paper roll and attach it to the base of the body. Cut slits in either side, flatten one end of a gift wrap roll (cut to size) and insert it into the slit. Use hot glue to hold it together. Attach the smaller ribbon rolls to the top of the legs.

Attach the bottle cap nose using glue.

Step 4:

Spray your Tin Man with metallic silver paint, giving it two coats, allowing each to dry completely.  Once dry, use the acrylic paints to add detail to your Tin Man – eyes, and other details to the body.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return - recycled Tin Man craft project #LegendsOfOz


About The Movie:



Dorothy’s only just returned home from her first incredible journey to Oz, but she’s already being called back for another adventure! After waking to post-tornado Kansas, Dorothy (Lea Michele) and Toto are whisked to Oz on a magical rainbow mover sent by their old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi) and the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer). Time in Oz has passed much faster than back in Kansas, and Dorothy discovers that the Jester (Martin Short) – the devious brother of the Wicked Witch of the West – is taking Oz over one region at a time, holding their leaders captive and casting a pall of darkness over the beloved land. Even Glinda (Bernadette Peters) is unable to combat the Jester’s evil powers, making Dorothy their only hope.

When she arrives in Oz, Dorothy’s plan is to travel to the Emerald City to reunite with her old friends and join forces with them to stop the Jester. However, the yellow brick road isn’t quite as easy to follow this time around, especially with the Jester planting tricky detours to lead her astray, so she enlists the help of Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) to help find her way.

Dorothy is grateful for the support of her new friends, but when she realizes that having them by her side means putting them all in grave danger, she has to decide whether to continue to accept their assistance or forge the road alone. But with the future of Oz at stake, it’s going to take as much heart, brain and courage as they can collectively muster to defeat the Jester and return order and happiness to the Emerald City.

Starring Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart with new music by Bryan Adams

Directed by Daniel St. Pierre and Will Finn

Written by Based on the book “Dorothy of Oz” by Roger Stanton Baum

Screenplay by Randi Barnes and Adam Balsam

Produced by Bonnie Radford, Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll


Learn more about the Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return here:

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