You can make an airplane by gluing Popsicle sticks to a wooden clothespin and adding paint and sticker embellishments. Alternatively, if you want to make the airplane entirely out of craft sticks, you can omit the clothespin and simply glue five craft sticks together to make the body of the airplane.Continue Reading
This child-friendly craft requires a few supplies available at any craft store. You need a wooden clothespin, two large Popsicle sticks, one smaller Popsicle stick, craft glue, two colors of paint, paintbrushes, stickers and a marker (optional).
Paint the clothespin, which will function as the body of the airplane, in the first color you picked. The three Popsicle sticks should be painted in the second color that you've chosen.
Once the paint is dry, glue the two longer craft sticks on the top and bottom of the clothespin so that they resemble wings of an airplane. Glue the smaller Popsicle stick to the top of the clothespin at the end where you would hold the clothespin to open it. This is the airplane's tail. Use a marker to write on or decorate the airplane and small stickers to further personalize it.
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Making a toy boat out of popsicle sticks requires only 12 jumbo popsicle sticks, one standard craft stick, paper and glue. These popsicle sticks can be of any color, and all the materials can be found in most craft stores. Once the materials are together, the crafter must create a base and sail before decorating the finished product.Full Answer >
Building the Eiffel Tower out of Popsicle sticks also requires the use of glue, spray paint and Styrofoam to make bases for the tower's levels. Crafting involves positioning the Popsicle sticks to create the tower's unique tapering shape and cross-hatched design.Full Answer >