Introduction: Popsicle Stickman
If you ever want to make a stick man but don't want to draw one, one simple option is to make a stick man out of actual sticks, or more specifically, popsicle sticks. With these instructions anyone with 2 popsicle sticks and very simple tools can make a real, tangible stick man. The stick man could then be used for anything that the creator wants to do, like decoration or other uses.
-2 Popsicle sticks
-Hot glue gun
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Step 1: Step 1: Creating the Body
Take one of your popsicle sticks and cut it in half. I measured it, and then drew a line at 3 inches. When cutting across popsicle sticks, be careful not to splinter the whole piece. To avoid splintering, it may be best to complete half of the cut and then finish the cut from the other side. This way, the popsicle stick is under less stress and is less likely to splinter.
Step 2: Step 2: Making the Head
To make the head, I measured out two 2.5 inch ends from the other popsicle stick, with 1 inch in the middle. I drew those lines and made the three pieces. Put aside the 1 inch piece, because that is ready as the head. Again, be careful not to splinter the popsicle stick and to cut slowly.
Step 3: Step 3: Making the Limbs
Next, take the two ends of the popsicle stick you cut in the last step. Using a ruler and a pencil, draw a line down the middle length-wise, splitting both into two equal 1 cm wide pieces. When cutting down the popsicle stick, it may splinter in your favor, splitting down the grain of the stick. However, still go slowly to make sure that it doesn't break in half unfavorably. In the end, you should have 4 1 cm by 2.5 inch pieces.
Step 4: Step 4: Assembling the Stickman
Now for the fun part, assemble the stick man so that he has two arms, two legs, and a head as shown in the picture. Use one of the body pieces as a back plate to hot glue each limb and head to. Then, attach the remaining body piece to the body, head and limbs. I used very little hot glue so that it remained as clean as possible.
Step 5: Bonus: Decorate Your Stickman
Now, using whatever art supplies you have, decorate the stickman as you want.