Intro: Makedo Equestricycle Hack
Hack your ride this weekend. If there’s something you really really want, we say: Don’t wait for it to come to you - chase it, go MAKE it!
With a little imagination, some cardboard and Makedo, you can turn those old wheels into a fleet-footed speed machine in under half an hour.
Step 1: Sketch
To pimp your bike, the first step is to lay out your cardboard and sketch out the shape of a horse head, tail and leg in profile (side view).
Step 2: Cut
Cut out your drawn templates. You will need to cut two identical pieces of each body part.
Step 3: Connect
To create the head, place the two pieces of cardboard on either side of the bike. Connect them together using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips, ensuring that the vertical stem of the bike is sandwiched between the two cardboard profiles. Don’t forget to connect the nose of the horse with a Makedo Re-pin and Re-clip.
Step 4: Build
Continue to connect the remaining features of the horse using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips as shown in the image. Ensure the tail end and the legs are attached securely and do not interfere with the bicycle wheel.
Step 5: Eyes
Now for the exciting part. Give your horse some character by connecting bottle lids as eyes using Makedo connectors.
Step 6: Maine Build
To create the maine, cut up toilet tube rolls diagonally and connect them along the horse’s neck using Makedo Re-pins and Re-clips.
Step 7: Accessorise
To complete decorations to the head, add a bridle made from ribbon across its nose and tie one end to each side of the bicycle handle bars.
Step 8: Ready to Go!
Now it’s time to giddy-up, let’s go for a ride on our Equestricycle!
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