How to build a model tower with popsicle sticks

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How to build a model tower with popsicle sticks
You can make a stable tower with Popsicle sticks. (ice cream lolly image by Renata Osinska from

Popsicle sticks can be used to create a wide variety of craft projects, including a medieval or frontier tower. You can make a Popsicle stick tower as a supplement for your history curriculum, to include in your science fair project, or simply to make for the fun of it. Everything you will need for your Popsicle stick tower can be purchased at a craft or art supply store.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Craft glue
  • Cardboard, 12 inches by 12 inches
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush

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  1. 1

    Cover the bottom of four Popsicle sticks with craft glue. Place the sticks glue side down in a square onto a piece of cardboard that is 12 inches by 12 inches. This will be the base for the tower.

  2. 2

    Glue one edge on four Popsicle sticks, and place the glued edges on top of the Popsicle base. Hold them into place until the glue holds them independently.

  3. 3

    Glue one edge of a Popsicle stick, and place it diagonally inside the Popsicle square. Hold the sticks in place until the glue holds them independently. This will complete the first level of the tower.

  4. 4

    Cover the bottom of four to six Popsicle sticks, and place them glue side down onto the first level of the tower.

  5. 5

    Glue the second level of Popsicle sticks in the same manner as the first. Hold the Popsicle sticks in place until they are secured independently.

  6. 6

    Paint the Popsicle tower with grey acrylic paint to resemble a stone tower. Allow the paint to dry completely.

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