With toothpick architecture, you and your kids can create a tiny city, geometric shapes, or a circus tent with clowns. This art craft lets you build whatever your imagination dreams up!
What You'll Need:
- Waxed paper
- Plastic-based clay
- Poster board
How to Make Toothpick Architecture:
Step 1: Place a sheet of waxed paper over your work surface. Roll the plastic-based clay into several 1/4- to 1/2-inch balls. (The amount will depend on what you're making, since the clay balls are the anchor joints of your toothpick creation.)
To make a person, you will need 7 balls of clay; to make a building, you will need 14 balls of clay; and to make a triangle shape, you will need 4 balls of clay.
Step 2: Insert a toothpick into a ball of clay. Connect the toothpick to another ball of clay. Continue connecting toothpicks with the clay until you have completed your structure.
Step 3: Place the finished projects on a piece of poster board to display your architecture.
Keep reading to learn how to make some pocket-sized toothpick pals.