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The Go-Green Penstand

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hey everyone..

im gonna show you how to make a penstand using only icecream sticks and glue. i made this for the make to learn youth contest.
Also,it is worth doing it. it's quick and easy...and u do your bit to save the environment.



 
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Step 1:

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MATERIALS REQUIRED:

1. Ice cream Sticks (not spoons)

2. Craft glue

3. a little imagination :D

Step 2:

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1. first arrange your ice cream sticks in a square
2. glue them up
3. then for the base...glue a line of sticks as shown..
4. glue 2 sticks in a perpendicular direction (this is for reinforcement) only in the edges.
5. repeat step 4 but this time do it for the other 2 edges.
6. keep doing it until u have reached the required height.


Step 3:

This is a very sturdy construction. So in case of any accidental drops on  the floor u don't have to worry about anything.
hope u had fun!!
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1.What did u make?
    i made a pen stand out of ice cream sticks and craft glue.
2.how did u make it?
i made it using glue and alternate layers of icecream sticks sandwiched in the middle.

3. why did u make it?
i made it for organising my things properly and also to reuse and recycle i.e. do my bit! :D

4.what did u learn ?
i learnt the various ways of reinforcing the structure of an object without adding any additional weight to it...surprisingly it weighs only about a 100 grams..also most importantly...i learnt how to use something that u probably will throw away into something both beautiful and useful.
 
Awesome!! I think this would be a good thing for kids to make in the classroom as you can buy huge packs of Popsicle sticks (plain and colored!)
iamacbfan (author)  alittlerainbowninja1 year ago
@alittlerainbowninja thanks... :D yeah..i hadnt thought of that :)
I built something like this a few years ago, it's about 1/4 this height, and I put a little cardboard billboard on the back. It's where I put my keys and loose change at the end of the day.
iamacbfan (author)  TheGeek19841 year ago
nice idea!!! :D