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Wooden Spoon People

Wooden Spoon People

Making wooden spoon people is a classic children's craft project I think we have probably all made as kids. Even though it has been done a thousand time, I still love it. There is something magical that happens, as soon as you add the eyes the spoons come alive! In fact add a pair of googly eyes to pretty much anything and it comes alive.

If you love this project but don't have the materials, check out our fun kids CRAFTS KITS, our MEGA LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION CRAFT BOX includes all the materials you need to make these WOODEN SPOON PEOPLE plus lots of other fun crafts.


  • Wooden spoons
  • Paddle pop sticks
  • Googly eyes
  • Coloured yarn
  • Cord or elastic bands
  • Fabric scraps
  • Marker pens
  • Hot glue gun or PVA glue


To make the hair wrap some yarn around your hand or a piece of cardboard to make a bundle. Make a shorter bundle for shot hair and a long bundle for long hair. Remove the yarn from the cardboard or your hand and tie around the middle with a piece of yarn. Then trim the looped ends to make the hair.

Craft materials to make wooden spoon people

Yarn bundles to make hair for wooden spoon people

Now begin to make your wooden spoon people by gluing on the hair and eyes, then draw the face with marker pen. Add arms by attaching a paddle pop stick with an elastic band or cord. Then add some clothes or accessories with fabric and cord. Now it's time to play with your cool characters.

Wooden spoon people shildren's craft activity

How to make wooden spoon people children's craft

CRAFT KITS to make at home

If you love this fun project by MINI MAD THINGS but don't have the materials to make it, check out our cool kids CRAFT KITS. With our LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION CRAFT KIT you can make these WOODEN SPOON PEOPLE plus lots of other fun construction crafts.

Our MINI MAD CRAFT kits are choc full of 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 MEGA LOOSE PARTS CONSTRUCTION craft kit.


Tinker tray loose parts open-ended craft kit for kids


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