I printed out a picture of Disney's Rapunzel (I actually screen printed some Rapunzel stickers off of Amazon, so I could get the size of her head, I needed).
Then, I cut a window into an empty, plastic wrap tube, and notched the top, to make it look towerish. I would have had the girls help with this part, but the tube was really heavy duty, and hard to cut.
But, they were able to stick Rapunzel's head into the window, with clear tape.
And, to help with finger knitting yellow potholder loops, to make Rapunzel's braid. Ross suggests folding three long pieces of yarn in half, and then braiding them. That would probably be the better choice, because our braid ended up a little chunky for its purpose. But, we didn't have any yellow yarn on hand, and we did have the loops.
Once our braid was ready, we tied a piece of white yarn through the top...
...and threaded the other end through the window, so it came out the bottom of the tube, where we tied it to the loose end of our braid.
We pulled the braid back in, to hide it in the tube, until the girls called out, "Rapunzel, let down your hair." Then, by pulling the string one way, the braid came out, and down the tower, and by pulling it the other, it retreated through the window, again.
They tested it out a few times, decided it was hilariously funny, in the way only a four, and six year old can find things funny, and then went off to decorate the outside of the tower with their rainbow crayons.
It's great to be a homeschooler.