How to Make a Car Out of Popsicle Sticks

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How to Make a Car Out of Popsicle Sticks
Once you finish eating Popsicles, you can use the sticks to make a craft. (ice cream lolly image by Renata Osinska from Fotolia.com)

Popsicle sticks, also referred to as craft sticks, are a versatile and useful crafting tool that can be used to create an array of projects. You can make a toy car out of Popsicle sticks that can be used as a shoebox diorama, used to accompany dollhouse figures or displayed as an artistic creation. When you are finished making your Popsicle stick car, you can customise it by decorating it with markers.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Craft glue
  • Markers
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Glue four Popsicle sticks together, side by side. This will be the base of the car.

  2. 2

    Allow the glue to dry completely. Set it aside.

  3. 3

    Glue two Popsicle sticks together, side by side.

  4. 4

    Glue another two Popsicle sticks together, side by side. These will be the sides of the car. Allow to dry.

  5. 5

    Stand the side pieces up on their sides onto each long side of the base, and glue them into place. Allow them to dry.

  6. 6

    Cut two Popsicle sticks in half.

  7. 7

    Glue two of the halves together, side by side.

  8. 8

    Glue this section onto one of the shorter ends of the base. This will be the front of the car.

  9. 9

    Glue the other two halves together, side by side.

  10. 10

    Glue this section onto the other small end of the base. This will be the back of the car.

  11. 11

    Cut two more Popsicle sticks in half.

  12. 12

    Glue two of the halves together.

  13. 13

    Glue this section onto the top of the car near the front. This will be the bonnet of the car.

  14. 14

    Glue the other two halves together, side by side.

  15. 15

    Glue this section onto the top of the car near the back to make the boot of the car.

  16. 16

    Cut two more Popsicle sticks in half.

  17. 17

    Glue two of the halves together, side by side.

  18. 18

    Glue this section to the middle on the side of the car, standing up on its side. This will be one of the doors of the car.

  19. 19

    Glue the other two halves together, side by side.

  20. 20

    Glue this section to the middle on the opposite side of the car to make the other door.

  21. 21

    Cut the last two Popsicle sticks in half.

  22. 22

    Glue two of the halves together, side by side.

  23. 23

    Glue the remaining section to the very top of the car. This will be the roof.

  24. 24

    Cut out four 1- to 2-inch cardboard circles, and glue them onto the bottom of the car, two per side.

  25. 25

    Decorate the car with markers before playing with it or displaying it.

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