Introduction: Emergency Cardboard Dustpan (with 4 Features)
Some days ago, my dustpan was broken. Last night, suddenly I woke up with this design in my mind (I was really surprised) and realized this will become an instructable. Here you have!
It has four features:
- Flexible strip.
- Broom cleaning.
If you cannot buy a new dustpan, this can be useful for some days. And it works fine!
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- Cardboard 30 cm x 36 cm (medium or thick).
- Tube -coming from old dustpan- (if you don't have any, always you can use it without).
- White glue.
- Box tape.
- Ruler and pencil.
- Scissors and cutter.
- Cutting mat (I'm using thick cardboard).
Also some clothespins will help later.
Step 2: Cutting and Scoring
Cut one piece of cardboard as shown in schema. Solid lines are for cutting, dotted lines for folding.
The diameter of my tube is 2 cm, you must adapt both detailed sections to yours.
Score dotted lines helping with scissors or cutter.
Finally, draw some teeth in one side and cut them with scissors.
Step 3: Folding and Glueing
Fold by dotted lines and then glue both wings, taking care not to glue flaps. Clothespins will help now. Wait to dry as product indicates.
Step 4: Finishing
Now, cut a piece of tape and put on on the edge, taking care it must protrude a little (this helps collecting dust).
Put on the tube carefully, with circular motion. If the cardboard doesn't support its weight, I suggest you to reinforce it glueing a rear piece of cardboard and some tape.
Remember to recycle cardboard when not using any more, removing tube and tape.
Work is done!
Finalist in the
Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest