Tin Can Stilts

You will need:

  • 2 empty large tin cans
  • Heavy duty string
  • A can opener that punches holes in the top of cans (alternatively, a hammer and a nail)
  • Scissors


  1. Taking the can opener (or hammer and nail), punch two holes in the opposite sides newr the closed end of each can.
  2. Cut two pieces of string, one for each stilt. Each needs to be long enough to tuck under your foot and reach up to your waist.
  3. Taking one piece of string, thread it through the holes in the can and tie the ends together. Repeat with other can.
  4. Now you are ready to use your stilts, just place each foot on a can and hold the string while you walk.
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