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Title: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: vegbee on October 18, 2009 10:43:36 PM
We needed another stepping stool but I really didn't want to buy some horrible plastic dealie for the $20 they wanted in the store.

So, I made my own with an orange box, paper recycling, an old (ugly, furry) sweater, and some waterproof covering made from a Dad's oatmeal cookie bag.  It is surprisingly sturdy.



Some eyes and teeth made from a milk cartoon turned the whole thing monsterous.

Here's what it looks like on the bottom. 



That's a non-slip shelf liner.  The cover is removable so I can change it out when I get tired of the jim henson look.

I blogged way too much info and a tutorial here, if anyone is interested: http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/10/stepping-stool.html (http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/10/stepping-stool.html)

I love questions and comments


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: theatreorchid on October 18, 2009 11:47:53 PM
Hehe, that's so awesome.  I think I need one!  Thanks for posting a tute. :)


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: Angry Angel on October 19, 2009 02:59:59 AM
What a great idea! I love the way it looks - I bet most kids would too - and I love that it's recycled. Thanks for all the info on how to make it.


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: teachingjonah on October 19, 2009 03:57:59 AM
That is much cooler than the one I bought at the store when my kids needed one. :)


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: Superjodes on October 19, 2009 12:23:33 PM
That is so amazing!
I think it would make a great xmas present for little people  ;D


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: vegbee on October 19, 2009 05:49:04 PM
thank you all!


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: CaveWomanCrafts on October 21, 2009 09:47:46 AM
This is great!  I always save my cardboard for something...perhaps I can use some for this! 
Great job and thanks for the TUTORIAL!   I love it!


Title: Re: stepping stool, monsterous
Post by: rileyartie on October 24, 2009 12:35:39 PM
Holy Cow! So cute. I want one!