How to Make a Simple Tooth Pick Bridge

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Introduction: How to Make a Simple Tooth Pick Bridge

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

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Step 1: Materials:

Graph paper
Wax paper
At least 250 toothpicks
Gorillla glue

Step 2: Step 1

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

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

Step 4: Step3

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

Step 5: Step 4

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

Step 6: Step 5

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

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    13 Discussions

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    SallyS51
    SallyS51

    3 years ago

    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.

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

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

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    MUDITHA747
    MUDITHA747

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

    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!!!!!!!!!"

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

    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!!!!!!!!!"

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

    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!!!!!!!!!"

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    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

    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!!!!!!!!!"

    0
    AsunaC
    AsunaC

    4 years ago

    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!!!!!!!!!"

    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

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    scoochmaroo
    scoochmaroo

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    m.maritan22
    m.maritan22

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.