This pattern worked out well for my first graders to make some darling stables. Overlay a piece of wax paper to see the pattern and have a 'non-sticky' surface. The 'popsicle sticks' /craft sticks are the size used. Each stick is glued (Elmer's Glue) together in the NUMBER ORDER given with a large dot of glue on the end of the stick. When completely dry...add a star to the top and a baby Jesus in the manger. (The manger is a stick broken in half) Our baby Jesus was a white felt wrapped lima bean glued into manger surrounded by straw/raffia. We painted a wooden star for each and added some glitter to make them extra sparkly. SO precious.