Toothpick Bridge




Introduction: Toothpick Bridge

This is a cheap and easy project that only requires a small amount of materials. The Toothpick Bridge requires a lot of thinking and a good amount of construction.

Step 1: Gathering Your Materials

You will not need a lot of materials and they are all super cheap and easy to find.

  • Graph Paper
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Bottle Cap
  • Multi Purpose Glue
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Toothpicks

Step 2: Drawing the Design

  1. Tape two pieces of graph paper together.
  2. Sketch the bridge on to the paper with the pencil.
  3. With different colored makers draw the Bridge showing the order you will glue the toothpicks.

Step 3: Placing the Plastic Wrap

  1. Put the drawing of the bridge on a flat smooth surface.
  2. Then lay the plastic wrap over it and tape it down you want the plastic wrap to be perfectly smooth.

Step 4: Making the Basic Structure

  1. Cut the toothpicks to the right size.
  2. Lay down all the toothpicks that are supposed to be vertical.
  3. Put glue on the toothpicks.
  4. Put the horizontal toothpicks that are on the basic structure.
  5. Glue every thing together.

Step 5: Making the Secondary Structure

  1. Place all the toothpicks on the secondary structure
  2. Glue them all down.

Step 6: Making the Final Structure

  1. Place all the toothpicks on the Final structure except for the long piece on the sides.
  2. Glue them all down.
  3. Make the two long pieces aside.
  4. Let the bridge dry for at least 12 hours.

Step 7: Placing the Side Pieces

  1. Place them on the side of the bridge.
  2. Glue them down.
  3. Let it dry for another 12 hours.

Step 8: Taking the Bridge Off From the Plastic Wrap

  1. Take the bridge off from the plastic wrap carefully.
  2. Take of all the pieces of exes glue from the bridge.
  3. Repeat steps 3-8 to make the other side of the bridge.

Step 9: Assembling the Bridge

  1. Place the two bridge pieces parallel to each other one toothpick length from each other.
  2. Place toothpicks between the two parts of the bridge.
  3. Glue the toothpicks.
  4. Let the Bridge dry for 12 hours.
  5. Bridge Finished.

Step 10: Conclusion

This is a challenging and interesting project if you are looking for a more challenging and fun project this is perfect. I hope you liked it, Happy Building.

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    3 years ago

    have you load tested your bridge to see how much weight it can support?

    Timothee Gillier
    Timothee Gillier

    Reply 3 years ago

    I load tested a same one at school and it went up to 14.25 pounds,