The Trojan Horse was a feat to be admired--constructed by the Greeks during the Trojan War, it concealed a small army that sprang forth from the horse after it was wheeled past the gates of Troy. The importance and great history of the Trojan Horse will really sink in for any student who builds his own model Trojan Horse. Make the project a little easier by using wooden materials such as Popsicle sticks and small arts and crafts shingles.
Glue Popsicle sticks together to form four columns containing 15 to 20 sticks to create the Trojan Horse's four legs.
Make the neck of the horse by gluing 15 Popsicle sticks together. Attach additional Popsicle sticks at an angle at the midway point on the horse's neck to create the horse's body. Wait two hours for the glue to dry.
Attach the horse's body/neck to the four legs using your craft glue. Allow to dry for two hours.
Cut 20 Popsicle sticks in half using a sharp utility knife and use the pieces to build the horse's head directly onto the neck, gluing sticks together until they resemble the basic outline of a horse's head. Allow to dry for two hours.
Cover the entire wooden horse in small, dark brown, wooden craft shingles.
Glue the wooden craft wheels to the outer base of each of the horse's legs.
Exercise safety when cutting wood with a utility knife; always cut away from your body.
Tips and warnings
- Exercise safety when cutting wood with a utility knife; always cut away from your body.