You have five sticks for each stick person. Trim four of them using the sharp scissors. The last one left is the torso while the trimmed ones will make the legs and the arms. Make sure that the arms and legs are of equal size.
Attach the legs and arms to the uncut popsicle stick to make the skeleton. Dab glue on each part and press them to the position on the torso where they should be. Once you glue all four parts, place the torso under a heavy book so that the pressure makes them adhere well.
Take a white paper. Paint it a color of your choice. To save the work, you can also use a colored sheet of paper. Cardboard is more durable. Paper plates are also a good option. Draw out circles for the faces of the stick people. Draw expressions of your choice using paint, colors or black marker. Make the facial features including eyes, eye brows, nose, mouth and cheeks. Cut out these faces and stick them to the heads of the people using glue. Place a heavy book over the sticks to help the faces adhere well.
To make the stick people's hair, cut out strands of yarn and attach them to the head of the people using the glue. The hair will also help you differentiate between genders.
Make as many people as you want and according to the number of sticks you have. You can also vary the gender and age with the torso size, the facial features and hair.