How to Make Stilts Out of Old Cans

If you find yourself lost in the crowd, this tutorial will give you the boost you've always wanted.

You will need

  • Two large coffee cans
  • Soap and water
  • A hammer
  • A nail
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stickers
  • Rope
  • Scissors
  • Juice or tomato cans (optional)
  • Glue
  • tape
  • or nails (optional)
  • Old shoes (optional)

Step 1 Gather coffee cans Wash two large coffee cans and remove the lids.

Step 2 Punch holes Punch two holes directly across from each other into the bottom of each can using the hammer and nail.

Step 3 Decorate cans Decorate your cans with acrylic paint, stickers or anything else your imagination comes up with.

Step 4 Trim rope Use the scissors to trim two pieces of rope to a length that allows you to hold them comfortably in your hands when they are looped around the bottoms of your feet.

Step 5 Tie rope Slip the ropes through the holes in the cans and tie both ends together on the inside.

Step 6 Grasp rope and stand Grasp a rope loop in either hand, carefully stand on top of the cans. Slip the shoes on if you’ve attached them, and hold the ropes tight while you walk around. Enjoy the view!