- Popsicle Sticks
- Elmer's Glue
- Rubber bands
- Water Bottles
To Tie the sticks to the glue, you will need to tie this knot around the sticks. You will need to know this knot for many steps. http://starfishquay.blogspot.com/2013/05/learning-about-knots-slip-knot.html
Step 1: Place a piece of newspaper on the space you are working on
Step 2: Take a bunch ( 20-30 ) of pop sickle sticks and a bottle of Elmer's glue and set on workspace
Step 3: Take 2 popsicle sticks. Next, glue one halfway on top of the other. Repeat this until you have completed two with the length of 30", and two with the length of 26". After this is completed, let the beam dry for 30 minutes
Step 4: With the glue and 3 popsicle sticks, form and glue a triangle. Make 12 of these total and let glue dry overnight, for they are a key in supporting the bridge.
Step 5: With two possible sticks at a time, glue in the center to form X's. After making each individual one, glue them together until you have two X beams with the length of 26". Next, Paper clip the areas with glue and let dry overnight
Step 6: To connect the X frames and main frames you will need to make an angled support. To make this, use two sticks and angle them to where the beams connect to the top and bottom part. Let glue dry for 15 minutes with no paperclips.
Step 7: Glue the X frames onto the 26" and 30" beams. After setting and holding in place / gluing, wait overnight for glue to firmly dry. Hold glue and sticks together with rubber bands.
Step 8: Glue the previously made triangle frames to the beams, connecting the point to the top beam, and the support to the bottom beam. Glue and paperclip to beams and let rest for 20 minutes.
Step 9: After the drying process of the triangles, fill in any cracks or loose setting sticks with a large amount of glue. *Important* let this glue dry overnight held together with tightly tied rubber bands
Step 10: With scissors, cut any unnecessary rubber bands off of the bridge and make sure everything is held into place tightly