Turn Crutches Into Stilts

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Intro: Turn Crutches Into Stilts

Are you short? Ever wanted to be as tall as everyone else? Well, now you can!  You can now feel tall, important, and awesomely-epic! 

Step 1: What You Need

Materials-

1 old pair of crutches 

Step 2: Handle

Move the handle bars on your crutches up so that it is on the highest notch.  If your crutches cannot be adjusted, then just leave it.  This is where you will place your feet.

Step 3: Pegs

At the bottom of your crutches, you will see notches so that you can adjust the hight of your crutches.  Make sure your crutches are on the lowest notch so that they are the tallest they can be.   The pegs that stick out will be your handle bars.

Step 4: How to Use Your New Stilts

Place your feet where you would place your hands when you are using your crutches properly.  Place your hands on the pegs of your crutches.  The crutches should be upside down.  If you are having trouble getting onto your stilts, practice by using a wall and slowly taking a few steps forward.  I suggest using shoes when using your stilts so that your feet won't hurt after a while.  Wear safety equipment and be safe.  


*I am not responsible for any injuries*

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    SWV1787

    7 years ago on Introduction

    If you have enough crutches of the same height you could also make a crutch tripod.
    http://www.umich.edu/~lowbrows/reflections/2003/dnelle.1.html

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    shveetSWV1787

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    can you post up an ible for that? that would be awesome since i have more then a few pairs of crutches in my basement.

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    knektek

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah, this is cool, but you can always donate them back to the hospital or healthcare assiciated stuff with crutches... but this ible makes that out of the question...

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    joey99

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I looked at this instructible after i did this same exact thing.

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    thegreat58

    7 years ago on Step 4

    This is a cool idea, if you fall and break something, the crutches are right there.

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    l8nite

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Neat idea but I would suggest testing the handgrip with your weight before really attempting this. I use basically the same crutches as stakes for halloween ghouls (after cutting off the toppad) while trying to drive the ends in the ground I pushed on the handgrip with my foot, instead of going in the ground the screw/bolt ripped through the thin metal but then Im just a couple of tacos short of 250lbs. Just attempt with caution.....