Things You'll Need
- Popsicle sticks
- Quick-dry tacky glue
- Packing tape
Building a Popsicle stick fence is an inexpensive way to decorate kid's crafts or models. Popsicle sticks, also known as craft sticks, are small rectangular wooden strips you can glue together to form different shapes. The common way to build a Popsicle fence is with two sticks as posts and three sticks as rails. Many craft stores offer boxes of 1,000 craft sticks for under $5, which is a cheaper alternative than buying frozen Popsicles at the grocery store and cleaning them off.
Lay two Popsicle sticks down on a flat surface to serve as fence posts. The Popsicle sticks need to be parallel to each other and a little less than a Popsicle stick's length apart from each other.
Take a third Popsicle stick, put glue on the two ends and glue it horizontally across the top of the other two sicks to serve as a fence rail. Add two more Popsicle sticks using the same technique. Leave two finger widths between each rail.
Create additional fence pieces by repeating the process.
Lay a fence piece down and put glue on the top of each horizontal rail where it overlaps the right post.
Lengthen your fence by taking a second fence piece and lowering it onto the first fence piece so that the two posts overlap. Prop the second fence piece up with a couple Popsicle sticks while the glue dries. Continue gluing fence pieces together until your fence is long enough.
Create an optional fence corner by positioning two fence pieces next to each other at a right angle and taping the two posts together with a 1-inch piece of packing tape.
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