Introduction: Toddler Chair From Postal Tubes

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In this I am going to show you how to make a Toddler Chair using Postal Tubes. This is a simple, quick & easy to build project. My 1 year old daughter is all excited to have a new chair [more of a toy for her really!]

This is a light weight chair so it is very easy for the toddlers [even of a 1 year old] to carry it around the house. Inspiration behind this project is my daughter, to whom I wanted to give a crafty way of seating.

Note: This is not an ergonomic design

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials:
• 5 Postal Tubes [50 x 890 mm – Approx. 35” in length]
• Cardboard
• Clear packaging tape
• Gift wrapping paper
• A4 size paper

Tools:
• Hex Saw
• PVA Craft Glue
• Scissors
• Pen/Marker
• Ruler/Scale
• Helping hands

Step 2: Mark and Cut Tubes

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For the base
• Pick a tube and mark points length-wise to divide the tube into 4 equal parts [Approx. 8.75” each]
• Using the Hex Saw cut on the marked points to give you 4 tubes
• Repeat above steps on 2 other tubes
• You should have 12 tubes of length 8.75”

For the back-rest
• Pick the tube [35” one] and mark a point at 26”
• Using the Hex Saw cut on the marked point
• Repeat above steps on the remaining tube
• You should have 2 tubes of length 26” [discard the leftovers]

In all you should have 12 x 8.75” tubes and 2 x 26” tubes

Tip: To divide the tube I found it easier to use a paper template of the required length and wrap it around the tube from one end. Using this as a guide, mark the length along the circumference of the tube. Continue this procedure by moving up the tube for dividing the remaining part

Step 3: Cut and Glue Paper on to the Tubes

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• Cut out 12 sheets of wrapping paper of size approx. 8.75”x7” to cover the short tubes
• Cut out 2 sheets of wrapping paper of size approx. 26”x7” to cover the long tubes
• Using glue, stick these papers around each of the tubes taking care to avoid wrinkles
• Allow it to dry for few minutes

Step 4: Create Base

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• Pick all of the 8.75” tubes and assemble them in 3-4-3-2 matrix as shown in the picture
• With the help of an additional person, tape around the tubes to hold this assembly together

Note: 2-in-a-row tubes will be front face

Step 5: Seat for the Base

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• Pick the base and put it on a cardboard
• Outline this base on the cardboard
• Carefully cut along the marked outline. This will be your template for cutting out the wrapping paper to cover the seat
• Using glue, stick the wrapping paper on top of the seat taking care to avoid wrinkles
• On the reverse side apply glue and stick this seat on top of the base
• Place some weight on the seat and allow the glue to dry

Step 6: Add Back-rest

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Remember 2-in-a-row tubes will be the front face

• Pick both 26” tubes and position them behind the base
• With the help of additional person, tape firmly around the tubes to hold this whole assembly together

Step 7: Final Touch – Hide the Tape

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• Cut the wrapping paper strips big enough to hide the tape that was used to hold the assembly together
• Stick this paper on the tape and allow it to dry

Comments

okocho (author)2016-04-13

wow, very useful and simple. I will do it and decorate it on kahoot

bryanfurry (author)2010-12-01

The post is absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we online logo design all need! Also like to admire the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer! I will bookmark your blog and have my children check up here often.

dobbylvr (author)2009-09-03

This is so cute!

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