Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OLD FASHIONED SUMMER FUN: Tin Can Stilts


This is for my upcoming TV spot on News Channel 8 (WTNH) Good Morning Connecticut Weekend show, Saturday, July 19th at 7:23 am

TIN CAN STILTS
I decorated these stilts with foam stickers from my local craft store.

Materials:
2 large juice cans or coffee cans
2 yards of clothesline or cotton rope
Swivel can opener
Triangle can opener


With the swivel can opener, remove the top of the cans, then use the triangle can opener to punch two holes on opposite sides of the bottom of the can. Turn the can upside down so the open end is on the floor.

Cut two lengths of clothesline or rope, each about a yard long. Poke the ends of the rope into each of the punched holes, tying each into a knot to secure the rope. If necessary, adjust the length of the loops to fit your height.

Place your feet on the cans, grab hold of the ropes, and carefully stand up.

Practice walking on your new stilts.

1 comment:

Teresa said...

These look like such great fun! I can't wait to try them out!