You can make an airplane by gluing Popsicle sticks to a wooden clothespin and adding paint and sticker embellishments. Alternatively, if you want to make the airplane entirely out of craft sticks, you can omit the clothespin and simply glue five craft sticks together to make the body of the airplane.
This child-friendly craft requires a few supplies available at any craft store. You need a wooden clothespin, two large Popsicle sticks, one smaller Popsicle stick, craft glue, two colors of paint, paintbrushes, stickers and a marker (optional).
Paint the clothespin, which will function as the body of the airplane, in the first color you picked. The three Popsicle sticks should be painted in the second color that you've chosen.
Once the paint is dry, glue the two longer craft sticks on the top and bottom of the clothespin so that they resemble wings of an airplane. Glue the smaller Popsicle stick to the top of the clothespin at the end where you would hold the clothespin to open it. This is the airplane's tail. Use a marker to write on or decorate the airplane and small stickers to further personalize it.
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A birdhouse can be assembled out of ice pop sticks by organizing them in an alternating pattern until a cube is created. A roof can be added and an ice pop stick can be placed out of an opening as a perch for birds to sit on. This project should be done using ice pop sticks that are notched and intended for craft use.Full Answer >
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Effective paint-filled balloons can be made from water balloons and water-based nontoxic paint. Simply use a funnel and a squeeze bottle to load each water balloon with appropriately colored paint and then carefully tie the neck of the balloon to keep the paint in.Full Answer >