A toothpick to most people may be just a small stick that remove food from in between the teeth but to others it can be an essential material to use in craft making.
Holding clay together is a very popular use for toothpicks in crafts. You can use also toothpicks to make those adorable paper umbrellas that are used in tropical drinks. Toothpick are also often used in edible crafts (to keep it all together).
Place a small handful of toothpicks on a table and you are ready for toothpick play. Here are a few things you can make.(1) Place your toothpicks so that they form stars and squares. (2) See how many numbers you can make by placing the toothpicks in different patterns. Go from 1 to 10. Make several alphabet letters too. (3) You can make a house and a garage and a large office building with your toothpicks. Or, you can make a car or a boat or an airplane. (4) See if you can make a tree and a flower. Be creative, see what else you can draw or design with these little sticks.
This craft is suited for young and older children. To complete this fun craft, you will need a container of toothpicks, some glue, some cardboard, and a pair of scissors. Remember that a little glue goes a long way with toothpick building. You can build a lot of different types of things, such as buildings, boats, sleds, rafts, 3-dimensional figures, and any thing else you can think of. Remember, toothpicks are made from wood so they turn out looking quite beautiful when finishd.
To make this umbrella for your baby doll, you will need a cork 3/4 of an inch in diameter, 8 toothpicks, a long wire pin with a bead head, and colored yarn. Have your Mom or Dad Cut the cork to form a section I/2 inch in thickness. Into the cor, insert 8 toothpicks at equal distances from each other. Fig. I. Fasten a piece of colored yarn to one of the toothpick-ribs making this fastening close to the cork. Begin weaving in and out among the toothpicks until you have made a pretty covering. Fasten the end of the thread about one of the toothpick ribs, Fig. 2. Insert a long wire pin with a beadlike head into the center of the underside of the cork to form the parasol rod with a decorative handle. A short wire hairpin can be substituted for the long wire pin. Bend one end of the hairpin to form the handle. Fig. 3.
It is pretty easy to make these paper toothpick umbrellas. Cut out a circle from colorized or decorative paper. Cut a tiny triangle from the circle. Then fold forwards and backwards, forwards and backwards in an accordion fold as seen in figure #5. Then open it up and glue the edges together. Push a toothpick through the center and it is as easy as that.
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