Cut the top of a crew sock off. Turn sock inside out, attach a rubber band to top of the sock. Turn sock right-side out again. Fill with rice. Pack it down to make a round base. Rubber band the top of the sock closed, another band for head. Now, decorate!
Gift boxes from juice etc cartons - a lovely idea for someone like me and my endency to try and keep everything as I know I can make it into something else one of these days! Now I know what to do with all the cartons I washed and kept.