While at a friend's house I noticed that my kids loved playing with a toy vacuum cleaner, they even fought over it to see who could play with it. Naturally I wanted to harness this interest so that I could spend more time relaxing and have my kids spend more time working. Its never too early to train your kids to do all the house work.
Thus I set out on my quest to make a vacuum cleaner small enough that they could push it around the house with little effort. The problem with most vacuum cleaners is that there is either electrical lines in the top of the handle or the handle itself is a thick piece of plastic. Then I found a cheap Bissell 3 in 1 vacuum cleaner. Its basically a hand held vacuum with a metal pole attachment, and it was only $18 at Walmart. The pole is key to allow for shortening the vacuum cleaner. The only down side is that it doesn't provide much suction as an upright vac. But good enough for the kids to suck up their mess. I can always come by later with a stronger vacuum for a more thorough cleaning.
Step 1: Vacuum and Tools
So you will need a vacuum and a few tools to complete this project.
Vacuum: Bissell 3 in 1 vacuum. $18 from Walmart
5/16th drill bit
Philips screw driver