Use sewing thread or fishing line to wrap around the army men’s waists/middles, tie with a knot, then tie them to the sides of the parachute. To balance them, first tie one side, then loop the thread through the other side until it looks close to the same length and tighten.
*Make sure to leave extra thread on each side so that it reaches up through the parachute to hang! Measure how long you need the string to be before cutting by holding it up where it will be hung. * (See photo for how I threaded the string).