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My daughter LOVES sleeping on the top bunk of her bed except for one thing... It is a metal bunk bed and the ladder hurts her feet when she climbs up and down. After doing some pondering I came up with an idea. I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this solution but regardless, I thought I would share.

Step 1: Grab Your Supplies

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1.Get A $1 Store Pool Noodle. Choose a pool noodle in any color. Noodles have various sizes of center openings so just choose one closest to the size you are wanting to wrap. I just lined the noodle up with the step and cut the noodle to the length I needed. 2. Get a pair of decent scissors. You know, not a pair your kids have been messing with. 3. Pick up some decorative duct tape.
 
jdevine1 (author) 2 years ago
I hadn't thought of pipe wrap obviously. Good to know if there is ever a problem with the noodles. I did not glue the noodles. I thought about it but decided to play the wait and see if it is a problem. My daughter is 9 and sleeps on the top bunk every night. So far the occasional rotation has never caused any kind of scary moment. The weight of her foot keeps it still when she is on it. The rotation occurs as she steps off so she has not had any problems and has been thrilled with her new steps.
tcooper152 years ago
That's exactly what I did :) works great!!!
tguilliams2 years ago
In the first picture, I thought the noodle was a finger...
MrMcG33k2 years ago
Thank you for posting this. Ingenious.
malitam2 years ago
fantastic idea. you could also use foam pipe wrap which is usually already slit. but what about my wood bunk bed? the ladder is just as uncomfortable and I've been looking for a solution that will not compromise safety.
glenngarf2 years ago
I did this last year when both my kids got metal bunk beds, but I used some pipe insulation from Lowe's. It's a little tighter around the rungs, and if you wrap the decorative tape around tightly, it doesn't rotate as they step on it. Great instructable!
Eliohoho2 years ago
I love this idea. And this tape looks just right ! I was thinking : are these foam tubes fixed in any way to the ladder ? I mean with glue for example. Because it is a plastic material and the ladder metal, your daughter could accidently make the foam roll around the metal tube ! And it could be really dangerous. I hope I'm wrong! Thanks again for this nice idea, E
parisusa2 years ago
Looks so cute. I thought it was fabric!
Fun! Love pink!