To date I have over 40 kids making these after school, and today they worked on making beds from popsicle sticks, chip board and stationary paper. Now granted, I prepped the bed pieces by cutting them out ahead of time (hey, I have even 5 year-olds) but I loved how they ended up figuring out on their own how to make bunk beds, doors, tables and a whole lot more. This is a BIG class, and after years of trying out new projects, I was more than rewarded to see so many of them figuring out how to customize their house with their own ideas. That doesn’t happen every day with every project, but when it does, you know you’ve done something right. 🙂
MATERIALS (for the beds)
• Jumbo popsicle sticks
• Patterned paper (from craft store)
• Masking tape
• Pom poms
• Glue sticks
PREP: Cut chipboard to 2″ x 3.5″ size rectangles. Cut jumbo sticks to make three with round ends that are 2.5″ long, two that are 3.5″ long, and two that are 2″ long. Cut stationary paper to 2″ x 3.5″ size.
1. Students tape the matching popsicle sticks sizes to the chipboard with masking tape. The sides are brought together and taped to make the bed.
2. The three round end sticks are taped together at the base and then taped to the bed.
3. The stationary paper is attached with a glue stick.
3. Pom poms were glued on with craft glue to make the pillows.