Popsicle Stick House
The basic house is complete with a roof, windows, a
chimney. By adding more support sticks, kids can make houses into snack
shops — every stick village needs one. With a city of sticks, kids and
their toy animals will never be bored.
- Popsicle sticks (craft sticks)
- Wood glue
sticks side by side; leave gaps or use half-sticks to make space for
windows and doors. On two opposing walls (shown top and bottom), join
sticks by gluing support sticks across ends; these provide a surface for
gluing to adjacent walls. Glue center supports on remaining walls and
where you will have windows.
Glue together half-sticks and whole sticks; use toothpicks for panes.
Lay out half-sticks; glue on a diagonal support stick and bead doorknob. Glue stacked half-sticks together to make doorstep.
one cut-off stick perpendicular to another (add clay inside; flowers
are beads and paper leaves on cut-off toothpicks). Glue windows and
window box to walls. For hinge, glue ribbon to door and door frame. Glue
sides, lay out two rows of sticks, each as wide as the house; glue on
center supports. Glue together two A-frames. For chimney, cut two wide
craft sticks into shapes as shown; glue together at sides. Glue edge of
one roof side to the flat side of one A-frame; glue other roof side to
same frame. Glue on second A-frame. Glue on chimney. Set roof on house.
For extra-long roofs and walls, such as the ones pictured on the ice-pop stand, just add more support sticks.
out a row of sticks. Across top and bottom edges, glue single rows of
supports; they will not quite meet in the middle. To each row, add
another support stick to connect the sticks at the middle.
Lay together smaller walls that have support sticks on sides; glue on half-sticks at center to join them together.