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Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

Are you ready for some football?! Make these awesome popsicle stick football catapults for your residents to have a kickoff of their own! 🏈🏈

Popsicle Stick Football Catapult
Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

You Will Need:

Making the Field Goal:

  1. To make the field goal you will need approximately 6 popsicle sticks, scissors and E6000 glue available at Wal-mart. Start by making an “X” with two popsicle sticks. Add a dab of glue to the center and allow time to fully dry.
Popsicle Sticks
Popsicle Sticks

2. Next, with your scissors, cut the rounded tip off of one end of a single popsicle stick.

Cut the rounded tip off
Cut the rounded tip off

3. With the popsicle stick you just cut, add a dab of glue to the end that’s been trimmed and attach it to the center of the “X” you glued together earlier.

Glue Popsicle stick to "X"
Glue Popsicle stick to “X”

4. Using 3 more popsicle sticks, create a “U” shape and glue together.

Make a "U" Shape and glue down
Make a “U” Shape and glue down

5. Now that we’ve made the field goal and its stand, we can finally attach them together! Using a dab of glue, attach the two pieces together.

Attach both pieces.
Attach both pieces

Making the Catapult:

  1. To make the catapult, you’ll need approximately 7 popsicle sticks, 6 rubber bands and a plastic spoon. Start by stacking 5 popsicle sticks together and securing them with a rubber band on either end.
Stack
Stack

2. Next, add a popsicle stick to the top and bottom, perpendicular to the stack of 5 popsicle sticks. Secure with two rubber bands in the middle to make an “X”.

3. Now, pinch down your two sticks on one end and secure with a rubber band.

Catapult
Catapult

4. Finally, lay your plastic spoon on top of the two sticks that are pinched together. Secure with a rubber band or two.

Catapult
Catapult

The Result:

Popsicle Stick Football Catapult
Popsicle Stick Football Catapult

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Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnets

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Happy DIY-Day!

Today we will be making our own Scarecrow Magnet using Popsicle Sticks. Hang this little guy on your fridge to ward away any unwanted pests! (Protect your food!)

You Will Need:

  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Orange Paint
  • Google Eyes
  • Fabric Flowers
  • An orange, brown and pink marker.
  • Magnet

To Begin:

  1. Start by heating up your glue gun. Lay out roughly 8 popsicle sticks vertically next to one another. Be sure your popsicle sticks are all straight and facing the same way.
  2. Next, with your glue gun and a single popsicle stick, apply a line of glue down your stick. After the glue is applied, press and stick your popsicle stick horizontally across all 8 sticks to hold them together.
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

3. I made sure my stick is roughly an inch from the top, and a little sideways to add character.

4. Next, using orange paint and a paintbrush, paint the horizontal stick and everything above it. Leave the lower half bare.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

5. Grab a fabric flower and glue it down on your “hat” or the orange we just painted.

6. Glue down the two google eyes in the middle of the popsicle sticks.

7. Using an orange marker, draw a triangle for the nose.

8. In brown, draw a curved dashed line to create the mouth.

9. With pink, add a pink circle to each cheek.

10. Grab your magnet, apply a dab of hot glue, then press and hold to the back side of your scarecrow.

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

11. Ta-da! You’ve created a scarecrow magnet!

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow
Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

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Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

Happy Friday! For this week’s craft you’ll want to stock up on Popsicle Sticks! This hands-on, interactive activity is fun to make while also fine-tuning motor skills! Let’s decorate!

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

You Will Need:

  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • String/Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Spiders

To Begin:

  1. Start with 4 popsicle sticks – using your hot glue gun, glue two sticks together perpendicular to one another. Repeat with two more, then glue the 4 sticks together.
  2. Repeat step 1 as many times as needed. Hand these out to your residents.
  3. Provide your residents with paint colors of their choice and paintbrushes. Allow them time to paint the front and back sides of their popsicle stick figure.
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

4. Once your residents have painted their popsicle sticks, help them tie on a 2ft long string or piece of twine to the center of their popsicle sticks as demonstrated below:

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

5. Weave your piece of string through the popsicle sticks. Start by wrapping the string around the closest popsicle stick near the center. Continue wrapping the string around the popsicle sticks moving either clockwise or counterclockwise. Each time you pass your original starting place, move a little further away from the center.

6. Add plastic spiders and hang your spider webs to decorate for Halloween!

Popsicle Stick Spider Webs
Popsicle Stick Spider Webs

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