Top; Lorraine's climbing spider, Middle; Tony's man, Bottom; John's robot.
These are climbing toy's that I made with my students this week, they are very simple and effective. Design a figure, animal ect with arms out wide on card. Cut it out and cut small lengths of straw which you stick vertically and parallel to each other at the wrists. Thread lengths of string through and knot them. so they don't unthread then attach to a horizontal stick and apply a loop so that you can hang it. Pull the strings at the knots out to the sides.