Introduction: How to Make a Simple Tooth Pick Bridge

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6 step process on how to construct a simple toothpick bridge.

Step 1: Materials:

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Graph paper
Wax paper
At least 250 toothpicks
Gorillla glue

Step 2: Step 1

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Draw two full scale drawings of the bridge design on the graph paper. Draw two identical models (you will need the second one).

Step 3: Step2

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Now put wax paper over the drawings and trace both drawings on the wax paper.

Step 4: Step3

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Put toothpicks on drawings and glue them in place be sure to overlap toothpicks.

Step 5: Step 4

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Take both the models off the paper and use each one as a side of the brige.

Step 6: Step 5

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Then connect the sides with toothpicks going across in between like a roadway.

Comments

SallyS51 (author)2016-06-12

I'm an activity coordinator and am looking for ideas for toothpick and paddle pop craft for use with Dementia residents (especially men). This means it would need to be simple but meaningful.

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

The guys in my group say it's also stupid....but it isn't no way jose.

MUDITHA747 (author)2015-09-12

where can i buy gorilla glue in srilanka? please answer this question

AsunaC (author)MUDITHA7472016-01-11

ummmmmmmmm..... i live in america so i can't help you.........

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

I tried to get my group at school to use this but the two guys in my group whined, saying it was too hard. I was like, "BULLSHIIIIIIIIT! This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!"

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

I tried to get my group at school to use this but the two guys in my group whined, saying it was too hard. I was like, "BULLSHIIIIIIIIT! This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!"

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

I tried to get my group at school to use this but the two guys in my group whined, saying it was too hard. I was like, "BULLSHIIIIIIIIT! This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!"

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

I tried to get my group at school to use this but the two guys in my group whined, saying it was too hard. I was like, "BULLSHIIIIIIIIT! This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!"

AsunaC (author)2016-01-11

I tried to get my group at school to use this but the two guys in my group whined, saying it was too hard. I was like, "BULLSHIIIIIIIIT! This is a great idea!!!!!!!!!"

Hadassah KaquoliR (author)2015-08-20

Hello, I am looking for information for my grandson who owns a "N" scale model train. He is 12. He wants to learn to make a bridge for his train set out of toothpicks. Will your design above work for that? priestrivernana@gmail.com Please e mail me any information you might think useful for him. Thanks, Haddy Reno

scoochmaroo (author)2011-12-13

Cool! What was this project for? Just fun? Can it support any amount of weight?

how do you make projects?

m.maritan22 (author)2011-12-15

I think you guys could have shown us where to put the tooth picks more instead of just making the whole thing and then telling us where to put it.

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