Let’s learn how to build a house out of popsicle sticks. In this step-by-step popsicle stick house tutorial, you will learn all the basic tricks to make walls, windows, fences, and stairs to build a beautiful little craft house.
Kids can draw a design of the popsicle stick house beforehand which will help them plan the number of walls and windows they need to build. Decide the height and width of the walls and windows and stack the popsicle sticks accordingly. This is a fun STEM project to develop the engineering and math skills of kids.
This DIY ice cream stick house is a fantastic summer boredom buster project for tweens, teens, and adults! This is also something parents can do together with young kids as a family project.
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How many popsicle sticks do you need to make a house?
For our popsicle stick house, we used approximately 250 popsicle sticks and a lot of hot glue. You can get a rough idea of the number of popsicle sticks you need from the plan you draw.
I strongly recommend the use of wood glue instead of hot glue if small kids are trying this.
Supplies you need to make a popsicle stick house
4. Decorative items such as flowers, pots etc. (optional)
5. Small piece of cloth to make curtains (optional). We used some leftover net fabric.
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Popsicle stick house tutorial
I recommend you watch the below video to see our popsicle stick house tutorial. As this is such a large project, you might find it easier to understand it from a video.
We have also included the text instructions for a few important steps below this video!
How to make a wall
We stacked the popsicle sticks horizontally and glued them together using another two popsicle sticks placed vertically as shown below. Adjust the number of sticks according to the height of the wall you want.
How to make a window
We made a simple window by cutting 4 popsicle sticks using scissors and gluing them together. Then we glued a piece of net fabric to make a curtain.
How to make the front entrance for this popsicle house?
The pics below will give you an idea.
After following the steps shown in the above pic, we stacked a few popsicle sticks and glued them together. Then we cut them into a triangle form which was then attached to the front entrance using hot glue.
Assembling the parts to make a mini popsicle stick house
We made a popsicle stick platform to which we assembled all the walls and roofs.
Then we added a fence and stairs.
Finally, we decorated the house with some flowers.
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