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
Vacuum: Bissell 3 in 1 vacuum. $18 from Walmart
5/16th drill bit
Philips screw driver
Step 2: Take off the handle
Notice the hole in the pole goes all the way through the handle. You will need to replicate this in the pole after cutting it. There is also a notch in the pole that will need to be cut out as well.