Introduction: Miniature Rocking Chair

About: I am an Industrial Designer, who obviously loves to create. Now that I am a mom, most of my creations are inspired by my daughers. I believe that if more parents were making stuff with their kids, the world wo…

Every time we buy an appliance or electronic I'm excited to see what parts of the box or packaging I'll upcycle.

This craft is one of those experiments, and I love how it turned out! I used mainly a foam that came protecting a laptop. Even if you don't have this exact material I hope it will inspire you to see other jewels hidden in scrap material.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

X-acto knife

Nail polish remover

Two popsicle sticks

Four skinny sticks

Glue gun

Foam from a laptop packaging

Step 2: ​Remove the Letters

If the foam has marks on it. Use a little bit of nail polish remover to take off the paint

Step 3: Cut

This material is so easy to cut with an x-acto knife. I trimmed it until I had the shape I was looking for.

Step 4: Shape the Popsicle Sticks

I boiled water in a pan. I put the sticks inside and let them boil for 15 minutes.

Then I took them out carefully and slowly tucked inside two identical glasses.

I waited 4 hours, because I wanted a soft curve. If you want it more pronounced just let them stay inside the glasses for 24 hours.

Step 5: Make the Legs

I cut four sticks and glue them forming an x.

Then glue them to the curved popsicle sticks.
Finally I made some cuts in the bottom of the seat where I put hot glue and inserted the legs. Then I joined with another stick then legs between both x, as shown in the last picture. This makes the structure more stable.

And we're done!

Makerspace Contest 2017

Participated in the
Makerspace Contest 2017