Intro: Holster Your Banana, Buddy!
My youngest takes a packed lunch to school, and often takes a banana. Being six, his lunchbox tends to suffer more than its fair share of physical abuse.
So do the contents, so we bought him a Banana Guard.
This is fine, and works well, but the banana guard is twice the size of the banana. It doesn't fit in his lunch pack.
Naturally, then, he needed a cool way to carry his banana to school. Oh, and Kitewife said I wasn't allowed to damage the bananaguard, something about them being expensive...
Step 1: A Bit of a Bodge
I decided to add an elasticated clip to the banana guard.
That meant I needed a piece of plastic for the clip. The piece I used came from the stick-out-to-catch-the-paper bit of an old printer. I forgot to take a picture of it in-situ, so I pieced it back together for the shot.
I was after a wider piece than I had available, so I had to hot-glue two pieces together. I trimmed off the oozed excess from the outside, but left it on the inside - partly because I expected the glue to provide extra friction, and partly because I was too lazy.
Step 2: Notches
Remember, I was banned from damaging the banana guard, so I had to tie the clip on.
I made two notches in each side (thirty seconds with a hacksaw and the file attachment of my Leatherman), positioned to match up with the ventilation holes of the guard.
I then pinched a few inches of elastic from my wife's sewing box and tied the clip onto the guard by threading the elastic through the holes and notches.
Step 3: It Works!
Look at that - it worked first time. OK, the picture isn't wonderful, but have you ever tried to take a photo of your own hip?
All I have to do now is persuade #2 son to actually use it...