This is a fairly easy construction and only requires 5 gum wrappers. No other materials required.
This might be a good project while taking a short flight somewhere, or when your stuck in the doctor's waiting room, etc. The materials are readily available almost anywhere. All you need is 5 or 6 gum wrappers from stick gum (examples shown is from Wrigley's Extra). It's a good way to pass some time and keeps your fingers busy. Eventually you can build enough of these types of projects to outfit a doll house for your grandchildren. (again, I don't know why I do this - just stretching for a reason).
Okay, let's get rollin'
Step 1: Fold 4 sticks
We need to create four (4) gum wrapper sticks for the construction of the footstool.
TIP: Make an extra stick to use in the construction process. Not required, but recommended.
Lay a wrapper out flat with the serrated edges facing up. Make sure the little flaps at the ends are unfolded all the way.
Fold in half lengthwise. Try to make the fold as exact as possible.
Keep folding in half a couple more times lengthwise. When you get to where you can't fold it, crease it down the middle again lengthwise with your thumbnail. Keep in the middle as much as possible.
Fold around the crease as best you can. Then roll the piece between your thumb and fingers to produce a cylindrical stick made of aluminum.
Repeat this process process at least four (4) times. Again, I recommend making extras.
Suggestion: Carry some spare wrappers in your pocket and do this when you are idle somewhere. I collect them in my empty gum packs which protect them fairly well. An old Altoids tin would also work well for this (I prefer the licorice ones, which is completely irrelevant here).
I encourage you to try this project and to make up your own creations (and share on instructables, of course)