Traditionally, a knotting board is a large display of the knots a Scout can make. Being large, they became unpopular.
Now, though, spend a few minutes with card, wire and a cigar tin, and you can have a pocket-sized display fit to earn any Cub or Scout that bit extra credit towards a badge.
(You could consider this to be eight Instructables in one, since will also learn how to tie seven different knots. How's that for value?)
Step 1: What you need.
*Please remember, folks, all forms of tobacco are very, very bad for you. I in no way condone smoking, but I have a friend who does smoke, and he lets me have his empty tins in exchange for me shutting up about what he is doing to his health.
- Most small tins will do for this project, but the best tins are those flat, conveniently pocket-sized tins that hold a handful of slim cigars*.
- Odd lengths of electrical wire. Mains wire is good for this as it gives you a choice of colours, enabling you to tell one part of a knot from another.
- Wire cutters.
- A piece of stiff card.
- Fine pen for labelling knots.
- Optional: paints to disguise the carcinogenic origins of the tin.