If you need instant results and have some time on your hands use tongs.
If you have less time short-term, but can stay in the house for a while, use velcro rollers on damp hair and leave in for a couple of hours and give them a blast with hairspray and a hairdryer before you unroll.
You can also make curls with straighteners if you have any with realtively narrow blades. (I know they're not blades but I can't remember what the metal bits are called). Search on youtube for video instructions.