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Turn popsicle sticks in to a decorative cross.
(Photography by Auxy Espinoza)

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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© 2019 Mark Montano / Simon & Schuster · Reproduced with permission.
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  • Step 1

    HERE’S HOW:
    Lay 12 sticks down side by side to form a square.

  • How to make a recycled model. Popsicle Stick Cross - Step 2
    Step 2

    Glue 2 sticks across from each other going the opposite direction to keep them all in place.

  • How to make a recycled model. Popsicle Stick Cross - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start crisscrossing the sticks (using the width of your sticks as a guide) closer and closer to the center of the square each time until you have two sticks touching in the center and only room for one going across the top.
    This will start to form a pyramid shape.

  • How to make a recycled model. Popsicle Stick Cross - Step 4
    Step 4

    Make 5 of these structures.

  • How to make a recycled model. Popsicle Stick Cross - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start a 6th square but stop when you have about 4 layers of sticks. This will be the center square where the medallion will be placed.

  • Step 6

    Let dry.

  • Step 7

    Time to attach your pieces together.

  • How to make a recycled model. Popsicle Stick Cross - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place your 6 squares together to form the cross on top of a piece of newspaper and trace around it with a pencil.

  • Step 9

    Remove the squares and fill the cross that you just traced with sticks in a pattern that overlaps where each square touches.

  • Step 10

    Put glue on top of the sticks you placed on your tracing and then put your squares on top. This will keep your squares together.

  • Step 11

    Let dry overnight.

  • Step 12

    Put your wooden medallion in the center and you’re done.

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Stephanie D.
Stephanie D.
I loved making this cross it was fun and easy, something I can make again and again. Happy XD
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michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
thats amazing
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