Introduction: Pet Can
ever felt that a pet would really brighten up your life but don’t want any of the standard problems, like feeding it or taking it for walks. well that soda can sitting in the fridge might just be your next best friend.
every time you roll this guy away from you he'll come rolling back to your hand
all you need to start that life long friendship is the following
- soda can
- rubber band (cannot be as long as the can)
- AA battery
- some staples
- imagination (optional)
Step 1: Piercing the Can
the first step to bringing your can to life is to pierce three holes in either end (shown below) the tab may have to be removed.
Step 2: Attaching the Battery
now its time for the battery to come in to play, you don't actually need a battery any reasonable weight will do but AA batteries are the perfect size.
make sure the battery is only attached to one layer of the rubber band and not both layers.
Step 3: Load the Rubber Band
this is the most difficult part of the making proses as you have to put the battery and rubber band in to the can via the opening on the top and then pull the two ends of the rubber band through the middle hole you made in the sides of the can
Step 4: Using Staples
once you have both ends of the rubber band you need to slip the staples in between them and the can do this by slotting the two prongs of the staple in to the two holes on either side of the hole the rubber band is threaded through
Step 5: How to Use
to play with your pet can just roll it away and it will come rolling back to you
(roll on level carpet for the best results)
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