DIY Tin can Stilts
Lately we have tried to create toys instead of buying. It makes it a lot of fun and definitely more creative for both us as parents and the kids. Its also fun to create something together and try together… does this work? What do you think? Should we try this? And then test and improve… In a time where we can buy everything and get everything instantly, I find it gives play, creativity and spending time together a whole new and important meaning.
We have a basket for storing things we might need some day to create something with. For example these tin cans, they made excellent stilts for my kids tiny feet. To begin with, it was a bit hard finding the balance but after a while they got the hang of it.
You will need:
- Tin cans or paint buckets
- A drill of nail to make holes
- Sanding paper or tape (to remove or cover the sharp edges inside the can)
Start with cleaning out the tin cans and remove the labels. Drill a hole on each side and thread the string through the holes, making sure it is the right length and tying a knot on the inside of the can. Make sure the can does not have any sharp edges, you can sand them down or cover with tape so nobody gets hurt. Then you can decorate them with paint, tape or stickers! Have fun!