Wonder Craft: Footrest stool

Published September 21, 2019
Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer

Hey kids, tired of sitting for a long time? Perhaps it’s time you should give some rest to your legs and stretch them straight or put your feet on a stool.

Wait, you don’t have it? Why not make one just for you without spending a rupee? Yes, you read that right and that is possible, if you have empty plastic bottles! So, let’s start today’s project.

Things you need:

  1. Empty plastic bottles (at least seven, you can use more to make a wider stool). Use a litre or half-a-litre bottles, but all should be of one size.

  2. Two pieces of hardboard 12 inches long and 12 inches wide

  3. White glue or hot glue

  4. Duct tape

  5. Old T-shirt and old soft clothes

  6. Foam sheet optional

Photos by the writer
Photos by the writer


  1. Arrange all the bottles in a circular shape, as in picture 2. If you are using more than seven, then keep them in a circle.

  2. Carefully paste duct tape around all the bottles, pictures 3 and 4.

  3. If you have a foam sheet wrap it around, if not, then use an old cloth and wrap it around the bottles, picture 5.

  4. Cut two circles according to the diameter of now tied bottles from the hardboard. This hardboard is to be used on the top and on the bottom of the bottles, picture 6.

  5. If you are using hot glue, ask an elder to do this step: paste hot glue on one side of hardboard to be used at the bottom then paste glue on the other piece of the hardboard to be used on the top, picture 7.

  6. I happen to have foam sheet so I put that on top of the hardboard, but you can use old soft cloth and put it carefully on the top, picture 8.

  7. Take the old T-shirt and put that around the bottle stool, picture 9. Use glue where necessary.

  8. Use a different coloured cloth on top of the stool, picture 10.

Your very own leg/footrest stool is ready!

Note: This stool is strong enough to hold a load of 15kg and less. But if you put more than that, it can collapse.

Published in Dawn, Young World, September 21st, 2019


Back to governance

Back to governance

While PDM has continued efforts to mount political pressure, it has been unable to force a crisis to challenge the PTI government.
Inequality virus
25 Jan 2021

Inequality virus

An Oxfam report calls for radical changes to the economic system.


Updated 25 Jan 2021

Where the buck stops

The rights to due process and security of person are accorded to every individual in this country.
25 Jan 2021

PPP’s plan?

THE PDM faces a fresh crisis as the PPP takes a conspicuously soft position on the long march. While the PDM talks ...
25 Jan 2021

Forward guidance

THE State Bank has taken the unusual step of issuing a forward guidance in its latest monetary policy statement to...
Updated 24 Jan 2021

Delayed olive branch

THE PTI government has finally mustered up sufficient political prudence to extend an olive branch to the opposition...
24 Jan 2021

Bureaucracy reform

WHILE the intention behind the endeavour may be lauded, the civil service reform package unveiled by the government...
24 Jan 2021

Minority rights

ON Thursday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to safeguard religious sites around the world,...