DIY Nutcracker Soldiers
This is really just made from a collection of 5 gallon buckets, you probably already have a lot of these at home. Get them painted , take a 3 inch pvc pipe and hot glue it to the bucket for the legs. The shoes are buckets cut in half. Small planter pots painted yellow create the shoulders and party balls painted half blue and half skin color are glued on for hands. Rubber balls painted yellow are added to the shoulder to create the epilet detail and three strips of yellow craft foam are stuck on the center to from the button details.