This summer, help your kids make an entire town, from hotels to snack shops, out of Popsicle sticks. Once the designs are complete, they can invite all of their favorite toys to be part of the fun.
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Complete with a roof, chimney, and window box, this stick house is a favorite among civilians.
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Don't forget to welcome toys to Stickville. Greeted with a simple sign made from Popsicle sticks and construction paper, visitors will never want to leave.
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Made with extra-long roofs and walls, the snack shop is a perfect place for toy animals to grab an ice pop on a hot day.
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Easy Living Chair
Toy bears can kick back, relax, and enjoy an ice pop (from the snack shop, of course) after a long day.
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For tourists and those who want to get away from it all, there's the lovely tree hotel, which, high up on a branch, boasts the greatest views of the city.
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Cows can deliver milk to civilians with a truck made from sticks on an axis, a milk carton, and wooden spools.
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A city of sticks can be tough to navigate around. Make sure there are road signs in the village to help trucks in the right direction.
For signs, break sticks in half and use wood glue to attach pieces to a regular-size stick. Use a marker to write street names.
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Made of sticks laid in a grid, this boat offers smooth sailing. Pick a lucky toy to take passengers on a ride.
For the boat's bottom, glue sticks, slightly spaced (they expand in water), onto support sticks. Leave space in middle for mast to fit snugly. Glue sticks across top (cut away part of middle stick to make room for mast).
For mast, overlap two red sticks; glue. Cut newspaper into a sail and stamp on name; cut slits in sail. Put sail on boat.