you don't like wood?
Then try using cardboard poster tubes and foamboard or balsa. Foamboard and balsa can be cut with a scalpel/penknife so you can cut out the 'tooth' (i think that is what it is called..the end that goes in the lock). The hild/handle could be made from coorugated card board (thick stuff that large cardboard boxes are made of) and that can easily wrap around the tube...
They'd need to be pretty smart and good-natured.
They'd need to be pretty, smart and good-natured.
Some small info on pandas- Eats, shoots and leaves!
(this is an excellent book btw)
The difference a little punctuation makes!