How to Build my Bridge By Zac Becker

Materials:

  • 200 Popsicle sticks
  • Bottle of Elmer's glue
  • Rubber bands
  • styrofoam
  • Table
  • Paper clips
  • yard stick

Starting:

Step 1: Get all of the supplies together. Put every separate material in different piles.

Step 2: Put the yard stick on table and measure out 93.98 centimeters, or 37 inches.

Sides:

Step 3: For the first part of the bridge, set down a layer of 5 sticks that are end to end that lines up to about 32 inches on the yard stick. Put dots glue on top of the sticks. Then put another layer of 5 sticks that is the same length on top of those sticks that overlaps on the center of those 5 sticks. to make the them doubled. Let it dry when finished. Do not pick up the sticks until dried, there's a possibility that it will move out of place.

Step 4: Set down another layer of 8 sticks end to end that measures out to 37 inches. Put dots of glue on top of the sticks. Put another layer of 8 sticks on top overlapping the center measuring the same length. Let it dry when finished.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 one more time.

Step 6: Put 2 sticks end to end. Put dots of glue on top of the sticks. Put another set of 2 sticks side by side overlapping on top of the other set of two sticks. Let it dry once finished. Do not pick up the sticks until dried, there's a possibility that it will move out of place. Causing it to backtrack your bridge.

Step 7: Repeat step six 3 more times.

Step 8: Put dots of glue on the ends of the left side of the 37 and 32 inch stick. Take the 1 of the sets of sticks from step six. Connect the sides by putting the stick diagonally on the corners of both sides. Do the same with the right side.

Step 9: Step 8 once for the other side of the bridge.

Step 10: Once the glue has dried, make 10 sets of sticks that are 10 inches (2 sticks doubled overlapped on the center).

Step 11: Take 5 sets of the sticks from step 10 and glue them 5 inches apart from each other on the starting bridge. Do the same with the other 5 sets of sticks for the other side of the bridge. Put paper clips on anything that is sliding. Let it dry once you get finished.

Step 12: make 16 sets of sticks that are 2 sticks end to end double layered overlapping on the center of the other sticks.

Step 13: Once you let them dry, cross 2 of the sets of sticks from step 12 and glue them together forming X's. Put paper clips in the middle of the X's because you need to keep everything together. If you don't then the sticks will fall apart. Let dry overnight.

Step 14: Repeat step 13 seven more times.

Step 15: Once the X's have dried, glue them to the vertical lines that are separated 5 inches apart. Repeat on the other side of the bridge. There should be 4 X's on each side.

Top:

Step 16: Put styrofoam between both sides of the bridge. Tie rubber bands to connect the sides of the bridge together.

Step 17: Glue triangles at the top of the bridge. Connect the sticks diagonally on every one. once it's glued at the top and dried, put lines between every triangle.

Bottom:

Step 18: Glue triangles just like step 17 just on the bottom of the bridge.

Finishing:

Step 19: Once everything has dried, take out the styrofoam and cut the rubber bands off and you will get your finished bridge.

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