and the amazing thing is that they can stand on their own. I was afraid that they would need their tails to balance themselves, but somehow their wire and cloth wrapped feet are holding them up! I tired paper mache on wire, but it wasn't working that well so I dipped the little black wool strips that I use for hooking into the glue water mixture and that did it! I did a little touch up with acrylic paint, let them dry for a day and sewed them into place. My favorite Steiff gnome, Pucki, is in the background watching the crows go by.