How to Build a Popsicle House

Popsicle houses are an instant boredom buster. You can be as creative as you want and do anything to it. How do you know how to build one? All you have to do is just follow this article and you will be making yourself your own mansion.

Steps

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    Collect as many Popsicle sticks as possible, or buy them at your local craft store.
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    Use some of the Popsicle sticks to make 4 squares. These will serve as the “foundation” of the house.
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    Cover one square with Popsicle sticks either horizontally or vertically. This will be the back wall.
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    To make windows, reserve a space for the window and build around it or cut the sticks and glue them on the space to make window panes. Use 2 squares. This will be the side walls of the house.
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    To make the door, reserve a long space in the middle of the front wall.
    • Glue several Popsicle sticks to form as a door. Make sure that the size of the door will fit the space you provided.
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    • Cut a paper with a dimension of 1 inch (2.5 cm) x 3 inches (7.6 cm). Fold the paper in the middle lengthwise. This will serve as the hinges of the door.
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    • Glue one side of the paper to the wall and the other side to the door. Make sure that the door will sway inwards of the house.
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    Glue the four walls together. Ensure that the walls with windows are parallel to each other.
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    When you do the roof in a triangular shape, make sure that the sticks overlap so that some of the Popsicle sticks hang off a bit of both sides of the house.
    • Form a triangle using two Popsicle sticks. This will be the frame of the roof.
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    • Place several sticks horizontally to form a roof.
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    • Glue the frame and roof together.
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    • Fit the roof to the house.
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    Finished.

Tips

  • Ask your parents if you can use a hot glue gun. It dries in a few seconds, and if you get one with a cap, it's hard to burn yourself.
  • Always have plenty of glue for the house.
  • Add a chimney if you would like.
  • You can color the Popsicle sticks if you want.
  • If you do not want to get glue on yourself or spend so much time on the Popsicle stick house, there are kits that you can get.

Warnings

  • It won't always work out perfectly, but that's okay; Just keep trying!
  • If you are cutting the Popsicle sticks, the sticks will leave sharp splinters that hurt if you poke yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Popsicle or craft sticks.
  • School glue
  • Markers (optional)
  • Scissors (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Kids' Crafts