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The Eiffel Tower in Paris is one of the most recognizable structures in the world, stretching nearly 1,000 feet in the sky and made completely of wrought iron. Recreate this engineering feat at home using materials you might already have around the house. While you're popsicle-stick structure won't stretch hundreds of feet high, the impressive craft you make can serve as a towering party centerpiece or room decoration.
Whether you're running a Cub Scout pack meeting or teaching science or art, designing a Popsicle stick boat teaches a number of different skills. Learning about buoyancy will help students take their first steps in learning the principles of physics and water displacement. This project gives a student a product that will remind him of the lessons learned for months and years after building the boat.
Make a turkey using clay and wooden craft, or Popsicle, sticks. These festive birds can liven up your Thanksgiving dinner table -- or simply use them as decoration for the kids' table. Since this craft is so simple, kids of all ages can make their own turkeys. Make them as a project for a school class or church group and let everyone take their turkeys home to show them off to family.
Popsicle sticks are readily available and inexpensive to use in craft making. During the winter months, your kids can make sled ornaments using Popsicle sticks. The sleds can be used as decorations to set on tabletops or as ornaments to hang on the Christmas tree. By painting the sleds, your kids can make personalized decorations or toys to play with.
Building Popsicle stick bridges can land you a pretty good size cash prize if you happen to win a Popsicle stick bridge building competition. But this prize will not come without preparation and practice. It takes skill to create the strongest Popsicle bridge in the competition. Just like a scientist or inventor, you may need to create several different versions before you arrive at your very best bridge that you want to enter in the competition.
The Eiffel Tower is a feat of engineering genius. Located in Paris, France it's a sight that many people will never see for themselves, but something they can recreate at home. The project uses Popsicle sticks, which are better known as craft sticks, toothpicks and a hot glue gun. Use the Eiffel Tower projects as a teaching lesson for your kids, showing them how to make different items from simple craft products.