My daughter LOVES sleeping on the top bunk of her bed except for one thing... It is a metal bunk bed and the ladder hurts her feet when she climbs up and down. After doing some pondering I came up with an idea. I'm sure I'm not the first one to think of this solution but regardless, I thought I would share.
Step 1: Grab Your Supplies
1.Get A $1 Store Pool Noodle. Choose a pool noodle in any color. Noodles have various sizes of center openings so just choose one closest to the size you are wanting to wrap. I just lined the noodle up with the step and cut the noodle to the length I needed. 2. Get a pair of decent scissors. You know, not a pair your kids have been messing with. 3. Pick up some decorative duct tape.
Step 2: Cut Lengthwise
Cut the noodle lengthwise so you can slip the noodle over the ladder step.
Step 3: Place It on the Ladder
Open the noodle where you just cut it. And slide it onto the ladder step.
Step 4: Repeat
Repeat this process for each step of the ladder.
Step 5: Wrap With Duct Tape
Wrap each step with decorative duct tape to hold the noodle on the step. This step is optional but without it, the noodle will pop off of the ladder and you will constantly be putting it back on. Literally, the very first time my daughter went up the ladder before I wrapped it in duct tape, one of the noodles popped off. Plus it has the added benefit of looking cool. My daughter reports that the ladder no longer hurts her feet. Happy girl! Happy mom! This solution literally cost me $3 plus tax! $1 for noodle and $2 for tape.