Bridge project By: Bella Gengenbacher

Supply List

  • Popsicle sticks (300)
  • Glue (2 regular size bottles)
  • Paper clips (box of 50)
  • News paper
  • Yard stick

Frame

  1. Glue 12 sticks together end to end with the ends overlapping forming 35 inches
  2. Glue 15 sticks together end to end with the ends overlapping to create a half circle
  3. Use paper clips to hold sticks together to hold form
  4. Repeat steps 1&2 again for the other side of the bridge

Inside support

  1. Glue 8 sticks together end to end with the ends overlapping
  2. Glue 7 sticks together end to end with the ends overlapping
  3. Glue 6 sticks together end to end with the ends overlapping
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the other side of the bridge

Glueing it all together

  1. Glue your line of 12 stick to the open end of your half circle of sticks
  2. Glue your line of 6 sticks about 1-2 inches from the top of your half circle, to both the sides of your half circle
  3. Down about 3 inches glue your line of 7 sticks to the sides of your half circle
  4. Down about 3 more inch glue your line of 7 sticks to the sides of your half circle
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 for the other side of your bridge

Platform

  1. Lay 9 sticks side by side flat on the table
  2. Remove the second stick from the end of your row
  3. Glue 3 sticks one exactly on top of the next
  4. Do steps 1-3 again
  5. Glue your stack of three sticks on top of your 9 side by side sticks the opposite defection your sticks on the table are facing on the top and the bottom
  6. Repeat step 5 again for your second platform
Step 2
Step 5

Final steps

  1. Glue 2 sticks with about 1 inch of stick hanging off the bottom to your frame
  2. Glue your two halves together at the top of your bridge
  3. Allow your bridge to dry overnight

Instructions

Open your teepee like bridge and put your popsicle sticks with 1 inch on the bottom into the holes you created on your platform. This bridge has some difficulty, but it can hold up to 8 lbs.

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