Introduction: Design for Change, Making a Car Out of Popsicle Sticks.

Design thinking is going through the process of creativity to get a different point of view on a problem. Design thinking is important when designing because it lets you get a whole new perspective and allows you to solve a problem with your own creativity.

Step 1: Building the Base

The materials I used were 50 wooden popsicle sticks, bottle caps, a glue gun, and tape. The first thing I had to do in order to create a car is to make the base, I made the base by cutting 2 popsicle sticks in half to go in the inner frame and glued 2 normal sized popsicle sticks on top of the 2 popsicle sticks I cut earlier making my base.

Step 2: Building the Wheels

To make the wheels of my popsicle car I needed to use 2 cylinder-shaped popsicle sticks because the normal ones would be to thin to be able to use and properly stick to the bottle caps, I glued 2 bottle caps to both sticks, one on each side. I then cut 4 popsicle sticks in half giving me 8 little pieces to use to maintain the wheels in place so they don't move all over the place when the car moves. I glued 2 on each side beside the wheels, the wheels would be in the middle of both cut pieces on each side. I'd then continue to glue the other 4 remaining cut sticks on top to prevent them from moving out of place later on.

Step 3: Finishing Up

The last step which was the easiest is to build the roof and the short walls, I started out by building pillars out of tiny pieces of popsicle sticks and I stacked them to be 6 in total I created a total of 4 of those, 2 on each side to be able to glue the popsicle sticks to create the doors, later on, the next step would be to simply cut 1/4 of 4 popsicle sticks to create the walls and glue them to the platforms. The last step would be to create 4 tall pillars in order to be able to do the roof. I cut 4 popsicle sticks in half and glued them beside the stacked pillars so they'd gain balance, I then continued to glue 4 sticks across the pillars to create a base for the roof, the same base I created in Step 1. I then cut 4 popsicle sticks in half and glued them across to finally complete my car

Step 4: Conclusion

In Conclusion, I had a lot of fun creating this car out of Popsicle sticks. This was the first thing I ever created by hand and I am surprised and proud of myself by the outcome, I took me a while to make due to things breaking and the glue gun being unable to work. I learned a lot from this experience and I hope to be able to create something else in the future.