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Picture of kids' chair made of recycled materials
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I recommend this chair for kids under 6 year old, because of
the size of the chair it would be uncomfortable for bigger kids.
 
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Step 1: MATERIALS

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You can find most of the materials at your home (or in a toys store)

1) A clean 5 gallons plastic bucket
2) A plastic flying ring
3) A plastic flying disc
4) A piece of wood of 1 inch where you can draw the bottom of the bucket
5) A little bath toy bucket (if want)
6) A wood broomstick 
7) 4 (four) metal squares about 4 inch
8) 8 (eight) 1 inch screws 
9) 4 (four) 1 1/2 inch screws
10) 1 or 2 sand papers for wood
11) Cardboard or paper sheets 
12) Pencil
13) A drill
14) Something to cut the bucket (I used hot knives)
15) Scissors 
16) Paint

Step 2: START

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Once you have the materials the first step is to take the sizes or proportions of the bucket.

1) Cover the body of the bucket with a white cardboard from under the metal handle and to the bottom
2) Mark the bottom in the cardboard as guide of how high will be the back of the chair
3) Mark  the perimeter you want the chair's back will cover. 
4) Quit the cardboard and draw the design you want the chair's back  will have, fold in half for symmetry and cut the pattern   

Step 3: MARK THE BUCKET

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Use the cardboard pattern to draw the design of your chair in the bucket.
Remember the bucket's bottom is the sit.

then cut the bucket by the line, be careful.
After cutting use the sand paper for making smooth the edges of the bucket
tumidaj1 year ago
This is it! Good idea, and it makes an impression :)
This is so nice! What a wonderful idea you had! :)
Very nice!
That is a great instructable. I am going to try this some day.
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks great. how did you cut the bucket?
criztos (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
I used hot knives. Just put two table knives on the stove until they where red and then I perforated the bucket with them. Is actually very easy, it takes you about 15 minutes, but you have to be careful first of not burn yourself with the hot knife, and second because the smoke of the plastic while cutting. If you gonna use this process be sure of use protection for hands and feet and a mask for your nose.
ella101 year ago
Wow