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Popsicle Sticks
Skill Sticks
Hot Glue or Wood
No need to purchase expensive kits, you can
make this covered wagon with resources and
supplies you probably already have one hand.
These wagons take a little bit of glueing but they
are sure to be a hit with your young ones as you
learn about pioneer life and The Oregon Trail.
Pioneer Wagon Craft
Papa & The Pioneer Quilt
The Oregon Trail PC Game
Along the way, Rebecca begins collecting
pieces of cloth. In their new home, Mama
will help her use these scraps to sew a
quilt that will become a keepsake of their
amazing, courageous journey.
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Make the wise choices as you avoid hazards
and face the many challenges of frontier life
Go hunting, buy the right supplies, talk to
Indians and fellow travelers and much more
Along the way you'll discover useful
wilderness knowledge...
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Step-by-Step Tutorial
Brown Paper Bag

Bible Verse:
Deuteronomy 31:6
Step 1
Using your Skill Sticks create the bed of
your wagon.  We built ours three sticks
high all the way around
Step 2
Using regular Popsicle sticks, create a
frame by gluing four of them together
at the corners.
Step 3
After the corners dry, glue more sticks
across the middle to form a solid plank.  
Then turn it over and apply glue to the
bottom two Popsicle Sticks.
Step 4
Set your Wagon bed onto the glue and let
dry.  If you're using a glue gun this step is
much quicker, the wood glue will take a
while to dry and you should set it
somewhere where it won't be moved.
Step 5
(This is an optional step, we did to
keep our canvas up)

Using 4 Popsicle sticks, glue them
around the sides of the wagon like
Step 6
Cut a long rectangle shape from your
paper bag.  We used the side of the bag
and that width worked pretty well.  Curve
up the edges as shown in the picture.
Step 7
Glue your paper bag to your wagon.  We
used wood glue, so we had to put on these
little binder clips to hold it in place while it
dried.  If you have a glue gun, it would
really speed up the process here.
Step 8
Using a small coffee cup, trace 4 circles onto
your cardboard.  Cut them out and poke a
small hole in the center of each of them.
Step 9
Insert a Popsicle Stick into each of the
wheels.  You can use a glue gun around the
sides if the hold is to big and they get loose.
Step 10
Glue the Popsicle sticks together to make
the axle.  You'll have two sets of wheels like
Step 11
Glue the axles to the bottom of your wagon.  
Make sure that your front and back wheels are
sitting evenly, and make any necessary
All Done!
After your wagon is complete, it's time
to fill it up with some pioneer goodies!  
Make little scrap quilts and boxes, pots
and pans, or even a clay family to put
crafts alongside our Oregon Trail unit, as we made a Lapbook, and some File Folder Games too!