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Project

Popsicle Stick Truck

With axle sticks piled high and spool wheels turning, this state-of-the-art truck can go 50 mph (moos per hour).

Materials

  • Wooden spools
  • Glue
  • Milk carton
  • Utility knife
  • Craft sticks (popsicle sticks)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    For axles, slide a stick into each wheel (if needed, sand down sticks' sides so wheels can turn). To join wheels, glue two stacks of sticks to axles. Then add crossbeams by gluing two more stacks between wheels until chassis is high enough for cab to clear wheels.

  2. Step 2

    For cab, cut off top of milk carton with a utility knife (a parent should do all cutting). Fold one side of open carton straight in to make a windshield; the sides will fold in at an angle. Cut out a section from bottom of carton to make the truck bed; slide piece from bottom into cab front.

  3. Step 3

    For truck bed's sides, glue sticks to inside of carton in a grid shape. Glue truck body to chassis.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, July/August 2004