Made by gluing together Popsicle sticks, this post-ice-pop house is the perfect craft for kids to make.

The basic house is complete with a roof, windows, a chimney. By adding more support sticks, kids can make houses into snack shops -- every stick village needs one. With a city of sticks, kids and their toy animals will never be bored.


What you need


How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Lay sticks side by side; leave gaps or use half-sticks to make space for windows and doors. On two opposing walls (shown top and bottom), join sticks by gluing support sticks across ends; these provide a surface for gluing to adjacent walls. Glue center supports on remaining walls and where you will have windows.  

Step 2

Glue together half-sticks and whole sticks; use toothpicks for panes.  

Step 3

Lay out half-sticks; glue on a diagonal support stick and bead doorknob. Glue stacked half-sticks together to make doorstep.

Step 4

Glue one cut-off stick perpendicular to another (add clay inside; flowers are beads and paper leaves on cut-off toothpicks). Glue windows and window box to walls. For hinge, glue ribbon to door and door frame. Glue walls together.

Step 5

For sides, lay out two rows of sticks, each as wide as the house; glue on center supports. Glue together two A-frames. For chimney, cut two wide craft sticks into shapes as shown; glue together at sides. Glue edge of one roof side to the flat side of one A-frame; glue other roof side to same frame. Glue on second A-frame. Glue on chimney. Set roof on house.

Step 6

For extra-long roofs and walls, such as the ones pictured on the ice-pop stand, just add more support sticks.

Step 7

Lay out a row of sticks. Across top and bottom edges, glue single rows of supports; they will not quite meet in the middle. To each row, add another support stick to connect the sticks at the middle.  

Step 8

Lay together smaller walls that have support sticks on sides; glue on half-sticks at center to join them together.


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