Introduction: Simple Popsicle Stick Bench
Popsicle Sticks are one of the most loved crafting materials. Whether you buy them or simply save each stick after having a yummy ice cream, they are of many uses.
They might just look like they're made to hold your ice candy, but they're so much more than that. Anything you can imagine, could be made from popsicles. In this Instructable, I'm gonna show you how to make a miniature park bench using recycled popsicles. So Let's get crafting !!
Step 1: Things Needed
For this simple but cool project, you'll need:
- Popsicle Sticks (About 10-15)
- Glue Gun
- Crafting Scissors
That's all you need to have to build a bench.
Step 2: Build the Frame
The First step is to build the frame. You all must have seen the benches at parks and observed their shapes. So let's build a similar shape.
First lay out one popsicle. Add a bit of glue at one end and place another popsicle over it to form a certain angle. This will be the back rest for the bench. Now on the joint add another glue and place one more popsicle as shown in the picture.
Repeat this process for the other side.
Step 3: Add the Backrest
Once you have the frame ready for both the sides, it's time to add in the backrests. Make both the frames sit upright and place each other at a decent distance. Now add some glue on to another popsicle and attach it to both the frames.
This popsicle link between both sides of the frames act as back rest. In the same way, add in another popsicle. Now you have the backrest ready.
Step 4: The Seat
Now that you have the backrest ready, it's time to add in the seats where your dolls can sit. You have to do this the same way you made the backrest.
Make the structure sit upright and add a little hot glue on to the horizontal popsicle on the bottom. Now attach a popsicle at this point. Repeat this process till you get a desired thickness. Now you have the backrest and the seat ready.
Step 5: The Legs
Now the only thing that's missing in the structure are the legs and they are pretty easy to make. Cut out a popsicle in half for the legs.
Add little glue to one end of each leg and carefully place into the grove under the seat of the bench. Do the same for the other side too. Once you're done, you'll have a structure that looks like a park bench, the only constraint is that it's a miniature version of it.
You can paint it with whatever color you like and kids can use this to decorate their doll-houses too.