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Stick People

Stick People

What You’ll Need:

  • Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Card
  • Colouring Pens / Pencils
  • Googly Eyes
  • Coloured String
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape

Getting into the Activity

Use sticks found on the floor and a few basic craft materials to create your own ‘stick people’.

First go on a hunt for sticks that could be turned into people. These should be on the floor and not taken directly from living trees. The best type of sticks may already have what looks like arms and legs sticking out of them already, however this isn’t essential as we can add these onto sticks that are found. Once the group have found some sticks, sit down and transform them into stick people using some / all of the methods below.

  • Pipe Cleaner Arms & Legs. Twist pipe cleaners around the stick to create arms and legs (if the stick doesn’t have them already). This can be done by wrapping the centre of the pipe cleaner around the stick a few times, leaving the two ends to be shaped into arms/legs.
  • Cardboard Face. Cut a circle of card out and attach this to the top of the stick with tape. Before attaching the card face to the stick, spend some time colouring in the circle to make it look like a face. This can be with colouring pens as well as googly eyes.
  • Coloured String / Tape. Tightly wrap coloured string around the stick to create clothes. You could use different colours to make a top and trousers. Be as creative as you like!
  • Stick Faces. Instead of using a cardboard face, use the stick’s features to create a face. If the stick has a hole, marking, branches etc, these could be used as a mouth or nose. Stick googly eyes directly onto the stick to help create the face.

Encourage the group to be as creative as they like. If you have time, try making a stick family with other members. This could be an imaginary family or it could represent their own families.

The stick people could then be used to tell a story, such as a parable or bible story as part of a devotional activity.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Shared equipment should be kept to a minimum and everyone should sanitise their hands before and after the activity.
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