2. NYPD regulations stipulate that protest signs cannot contain wood, PVC or metal. This is to prevent them from being used as weapons.
3. This sign was made and used in Manhattan, NYC to protest the Vatican's crackdown on Catholic Sisters in the United States.
4. The design goals for this project are to be inexpensive, durable, visibly stand out and quick to build.
Step 1: Supplies (mostly from Home Depot)
2. Orange duct tape
3. Masking tape
5. 5 paint sample cards
6. About 6 sheets of printer paper (can get from Staples)
7. String (old boot laces would work)
8. The rug sample on the left could be discarded.
Step 2: Tape up box
2. Be sure to tape the top, bottom and flaps.
Step 3: Cover one side with paper
2. Use the masking tape to secure the paper to the box and each other.
Step 4: Use duct tape for lettering
2. Use these to form letters.
3. Size the letters according to the number of words. As a general guide, perhaps 6 inches high by 3 inches wide.
Step 5: Carrying handle
2. Push the string through them and tie a knot to form handle.
Step 6: Additional messages
2. In this case, we put a website on them. You can also repeat the duct tape message.
3. Using the orange duct tape, tape them on to the front of the sign.