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How to make your own Stickman family for kids

We love making crafts based on children's books and The Stickman by Julia Donaldson is one of our favourite books. After we made our stick family we decided it put them in the garden as mini scarecrows.

If you love this project but don't have the materials, check out our fun kids CRAFTS KITS, our SIMPLE WEAVING CRAFT KIT includes all the materials you need to make these STICK PEOPLE plus lots of other fun crafts.


  • Sticks - Y shape stick for the body and a shorter straight one for the arms
  • Coloured yarn
  • Googly eyes


Collect some Y shape sticks and some smaller straight sticks. I cut them to size using a small saw.

How to make your own Stickman family for kids

Place your straight stick across the Y shaped stick to make the arms and begin wrapping yarn to hold it in place.

Stick people craft made from sticks and yarn

Stick people craft based on The Stickman by Julia Donaldson

We wrapped around different coloured yarns to make their 'clothes'. To make the hair wrap yarn around your hand or a piece of cardboard, remove the bundle of yarn and tie a knot around the middle. Trim the looped ends of the yarn to make the hair. Cut a mouth with a saw or craft knife and glue on eyes and hair using a hot glue gun.

Make your own Stickman family for kids

CRAFT KITS to make at home

If you love this weaving project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT KITS. With our SIMPLE WEAVING CRAFT KIT you can make this STICK FAMILY plus lots of other fun crafts. This kit is perfect for little ones age 3+.

Our MINI MAD CRAFT kits are brimming with crafty fun ready for you to get creative at home. The kits are designed to inspire open-ended creativity. With our range of beautiful, engaging materials, you can either follow our craft tutorials or create your own fun projects.

Pictured below is the SIMPLE WEAVING craft kit.


Simple weaving craft kit for kids


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