Cardboard Tube Stool

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This is a stool made out of paper towel cardboard tubes, rubber bands, and staples. This stool might not be fit for adults or teenagers, but you could use it for kids and toddlers.


Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need a stapler, staples, paper towel cardboard tubes, and rubber bands. You may also want some scissors, a ruler, and a pencil.

Step 2: Attach Cardboard Tubes Together

Decide how wide/long you want your stool to be. I did mine six tubes wide. Then you staple where the tubes meet on the ends. Do this for all six cardboard tubes on both ends. Decide how tall you want your stool to be, and then make accordingly. I made seven sets of these.

Step 3: Assemble Cardboard Tubes

Stack the cardboard tubes as shown in the picture so that it isn't going the same way each time. Then secure them together with rubber bands. Make sure that you do it on all sides.

Step 4: Finished

And there you have it! You now have a stool made out of cardboard tubes that your kids can use. You could also use it to set things on and to help you with projects. Don't stand on it though, and be safe.



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    22 days ago

    Great use for old tubes!

    If I make one I would paint it with water proof green paint and put some potted plants on it

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