The Pringles can was a brilliant invention. It helps prevent the chips from breaking and keeps them fresh. But it has one major drawback. Getting chips from the bottom of the can is inconvenient. The can is too narrow for many adult hands and you will usually get your hand covered in the favor powder that builds up on the inside walls of the can.
So to get around this problem, you can either pour the chips onto a plate or design a better Pringles can. I chose the latter. There are a lot of ways that the Pringles can could be modified to work better. The design that I chose uses an adjustable platform for the chips so that they can be raised as the chips are consumed. The platform is loosely held in place by the friction and is adjusted by pulling on the platform with a loop of string that is attached to the lid.
Step 1: Materials
Thin sheet metal that is suitable for use with food (I used a dollar store baking sheet)
Needle nose pliers
A Sharpie (optional)
Dental floss (or thread)
Step 2: Cut the Sheet Metal to Shape
Next we need to cut slots in the outer portion of the plate. The number and size of the slots is not crucial. I made about 40 slots that were about 3/16in wide.
It may help to first draw a series of lines through the center of the plate. This gives you a guide to help keep the cut lines straight.