**Materials:** Popsicle Sticks, Elmer's Glue, Rubber Bands, Foam or Boxes (if necessary)

**Triangles**

**Step 1:** Take 2 popsicle sticks and create a wide V shape.

**Step 2: **Glue the 2 popsicle sticks together at the point of the V.

**Step 3:** Glue another stick to close off the V to make it into an equilateral triangle.

**Step 4:** Repeat steps 1 through 3, 14 times and let the triangles dry.

**X's**

**Step 1:** Put glue in the center of a popsicle stick.

**Step 2:** Cross over another stick over the stick with glue at an angle to create an X shape.

**Step 3:** Repeat steps 1 & 2 18 times and let the X's dry.

**Step 4:** Take 2 X's and glue them end to end.

**Step 5:** Keep gluing X's end to end until you have 9 connected to each other.

**Step 6:** Repeat steps 4 & 5 until you have two rows of 9 X's and let dry.

**Sides**

**Step 1: **Take two triangles and set them side by side with the points touching.

**Step 2: **Take a popsicle stick and glue the popsicle stick in the middle where the 2 triangles meet.

**Step 3: **Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have a row of 7 triangles connected together. Let dry.

**Step 4: **Repeat steps 1-3 until you have 2 rows of 7 triangles. Let dry.

**Step 5: **Glue together 7 popsicle sticks end to end in a horizontal line. Let dry.

**Step 6: **Repeat step 5 until you have 2 rows of 7 sticks.

**Step 7: **Glue 1 of your rows of 7 sticks to the top of one of your rows of 7 triangles. Let dry.

**Step 8: **Glue your other row of 7 sticks to the top of your other row of 7 triangles. Let dry.

**Assembling**

**Step 1: **Take a row of triangles and a row of X's and set them up perpendicular to each other.

**Step 2: **Tie rubber bands around the base of the triangles and sides of the X's until the triangles and X's are connected together with rubber bands.

**Step 3: **Set up the other row of triangles parellel to the first row of triangles.

**Step 4: **Repeat step 2.

**Step 5: **Use glue to secure both rows of triangles to base of X's. Let dry.

**Step 6: **Set the second row of X's on top of your bridge, parallel to the base of X's.

**Step 7: **Use rubber bands to tie the top row of X's to your bridge.

**Step 8: **Use glue to secure the top row of X's to the rest of your bridge. Let dry.

**Caution: **You may put a box or some foam inside your bridge, if need be, to ensure that your bridge remains stable and in shape while drying.

**Step 9:** If a box or some foam was used, carefully remove.

**Step 10: **Cut off all the rubber bands.

**Congratulations! You have completed your popsicle stick bridge.**