Not in any way inspired by the Hey Duggee stick we decided to make some of these little stick people for the garden! Keep reading to find out how we made them or check out the video!
First we had to collect some suitable sticks of course so we set out into our local woods and responsibly collected some small sticks.
I must admit I worried that onlookers might have thought I had my child collecting firewood but I’m not that cruel.
Besides the chimneys currently blocked and I need to send her up there to clear it out.
Once the sticks were home and on my workbench we cut a small mouth into them with a pull saw and Ellie coloured in the mouth with some sharpies. Ideally we’d have painted the wood but she was impatient!
Then the mandatory googly eyes were added as its not a proper thing unless it has googly eyes. I did this myself as the self adhesive on the googly eyes wasn’t good enough to stick to rough wood so I had to use some super glue.
We then stuck hair onto them with PVA glue. This consisted of some twine and wood shavings.
And finally planned in the garden so they can look after our freshly grown seeds!
I’ve also made a short video here if you want to watch!