How to build a bridge By:Riley Mahsman


  • 200 popsicle sticks at most
  • At most two bottle of Elmer glue
  • About 20 paper clips
  • 2 yard sticks
  • Thin tissue box
  • 10 loose ruber bands
  • Open space


  • Step 1: Gather Materials.
  • Step 2: Make a straight line with popsicle sticks about 45 inches long.
  • Step 3: repeat step 2 1 more time.
  • Step 4: Overlap both beams with a second row of sticks, starting at the middle of the first stick and stopping at the middle of the last stick.
  • Step 5: Glue overlapped sticks in position on both beams and let dry.
  • Step 6: place two beams horizontal from each other, make enough room to put stick on top of beams.
  • Step 7: Starting from one side, place and glue sticks vertical to the beams on either side.
  • Step 8: Repeat until beams are covered with sticks and let dry.


  • Step 1: Glue two sticks together with a 45 degree angle.
  • Step 2: Glue a stick on the bottom of the two sticks, forming a triangle.
  • Step 3: Repeat step 2 12 times and let dry
  • Step 4: Put glue on bottom of a triangle
  • Step 5: Place a triangle on the bottom side of the connected beams,you should be able to stick it on the side of the beam(seen in picture below) place it about 2 inches away from the side of the beams.
Triangles not seen glued on in picture.
  • Step 6: Repeat step 5 but this time placing it on the opposite side.
  • Step 7: Place tissue box in between triangles sideways holding them in place.
  • Step 8: Put rubber bands around the blx and the triangles, giving them extra support.
  • Step 9: Place gluein cracks of triangles for support.
  • Step 10: Repeat step 5-9 until you reach the oppposite side you started on, there should be extra space left at the end just like the starting side. Remove tissue box and rubber bands
  • Step 11: Make a straight line of sticks on table with a length of 30 inches.
  • Step 12: Overlap the beam like done in the beams on the top of the bridge.
  • Step 13: Repeat step 11-12.
  • Step 14: Wait till beams are dry.
  • Step 15: Allign the beam with the tips of the triangle and paper clip the beam in place.
  • Step 16: Put glue where the tips of the triangles meet the beam.
  • Step 17: Repeat steps 25 and 26 with other beam.
  • Step 18: Wait till beams are dry, remove paper clips.
  • Step 19 On bottom of bridge( long flat part is the top of bridge) put a couple sticks across the two beams every 2 inches connecting the two beams and glue.
  • Step 20: Let glue dry

The end of bridge.


Created with images by dok1 - "Pine Creek Bridge"

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