Making an Eiffel Tower Out of Popsicle Sticks

I need steps on how to make an Eiffel tower out of Popsicle sticks. Can someone help me? Thanks.




November 14, 20100 found this helpful

Here is how I made my Eiffel tower. I will be about 5'5".

Materials: You will need 4 Packages of 150 Popsicle sticks, 1 Bottle of Elmer's Glue-All® Multi-Purpose Glue, file, saw, and this plan.

Experiment: (Tip: As you finish each step, make sure none of the ends of the Popsicle sticks are sticking out. If they are, use the saw to cut them off. When you are linking the Popsicle sticks, they should go in an alternating pattern. It will look like this --_--_--_--_. Also read everything in the parenthesis, it's very important!)

Before the Building

Step 1: You need to gather your supplies.

Step 2: You need to draw a sketch of the all of the steps in this experiment so you will have a visual plan as well as a written plan.

Phase 1

Step 3: You must build the base for your legs, then the four sides. The base is 1 Popsicle stick by 1 Popsicle stick. The legs are four Popsicle sticks high. (Make sure you put a series of X's in the middle of each side of the leg and a Popsicle Stick goes between the Xs. Also, two sides of each leg will have to be built diagonally.)

Step 4: After you have finished this, you need to connect the tops of all of the legs. You will use three Popsicle sticks to link them.

Step 5: When you are done linking the legs, you must create the arches between each of the legs. (The arches are 4 Popsicle sticks long.)

Step 6: Now that you have finished that, you need to fill in the space between the arch and the top of the legs with X's. (Don't use full sized Popsicle sticks, break them in half or even fourths if you have to. You will be making a V-shaped pattern.)

Step 7: You need to make a platform to hold the next level. (Make sure you leave a small square that is 1 Popsicle Stick by 1 Popsicle Stick.)

Step 8: Grab four Popsicle sticks and break both of them in half. (Make sure they're even. If they aren't, use the file to bring then down to a common height.) When you finish that, put them in the four corners of the platform.

Step 9: Then you will make a border connecting the four pieces you just added. (There should be almost no gaps in the border.)

Step 10: Once you are done with the border, you need to take 6 Popsicle sticks and break them into thirds. Then take those thirds and make 9 triangles on top of the border. (*This is only for one side.* Repeat this step for the other three sides of the border.)

Phase 2

Step 11: Now you are done with Phase1, you repeat steps 2, 4, 6, and 7-9. (Here are the adjustments that need to be made. The first adjustment is that the angle of the legs is decreased by 20 degrees. For example, if the original angle you made for your legs was 40 degrees, then the new measure would be 20 degrees. When you are connecting the legs you will need 2 ½ Popsicle sticks, and you don't need to make the triangles on top of the border. Also, when you make the platform, the small square in the middle is 7 cm. by 7 cm. That's about three fourths of a Popsicle stick.)

Phase 3

Step 12: You need to make a base that is 2 Popsicle sticks by 2 Popsicle sticks. Afterward you make four sides. Each side is 11 Popsicle sticks high. (As you are making your sides, made sure you put your X's and straight Popsicle sticks where the X's meet. The sides are making gigantic triangles.)

Step 13: Attach the triangles to the base. Then you add 1 Popsicle stick in the middle where the triangles met. It will be sticking up. (It should look like a big pyramid with something sticking up at the top.)


Step 14: Once everything has dried you stack all three phases together in the order that you made them.(don't glue it down. You will be sorry if you do.)

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