How to Make Popsicle Stick People

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When it comes to making crafts with the kids, it can be tough to always come up with a project on the fly. Well here's a craft project that is both simple a cost effective, making popsicle stick people. In about 20 minutes, you and your kids can create several different characters.

Things You'll Need

  • 5 popsicle sticks
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers and colored pencils
  • Paper plates
  • Trim 4 of the 5 popsicle sticks using the scissors. It may take a forceful squeeze of the scissors. You're aiming to take off 1/4 of the popsicle sticks. These will be the arms and legs of the body. If you notice, the length of your arms and legs are fairly similar.

  • Glue the legs and arms on your body. The popsicle stick that is uncut is the torso. Take two of the popsicle sticks and place a dab of glue on each. Then press that to the back of the torso where a human arm would be. Repeat this process with the remaining cut popsicle sticks to form the legs.

  • Place a book on top of the popsicle stick person for the moment. This will help the glue harden correctly.

  • Trim a few small pieces of yarn. This is going to be the hair of the popsicle stick people.

  • Cut a small circle out of the paper plate. This is going to serve as the head of each popsicle stick person. Repeat this for as many people you are making.

  • Draw the facial features of your popsicle stick people on the little heads you just cut out. Remember to use your imagination and draw all different kinds of people utilizing features like colors of eyes, eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair, lipstick and more.

  • Affix the face to the top of your stick people using glue. Add a few pieces of yarn for the hair and your little popsicle stick person is finished.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also dress your popsicle stick person by using scrap pieces of fabric as clothing.

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