When you’re unable to move, you find lots of spare time as the day goes on. I worked on a couple of crafts, most of them coming from Pinterest.
The first one I made was a Floppy Disk Pencil Holder. This was originally found here. I figured this would be fun to use in the classroom (computer lab).
I had a lot of fun making this, but it was a few more steps than I actually thought it would be. I had to recruit Brent to help move things a bit faster! I apologize for the quality of photos during this process, keep in mind I’m laying in bed, so my mobility is a little less than ideal.
- Floppy disks
- Scissors (or cutters)
I started with getting some disks on my local Freecycle. I didn’t want to spend money on them if I could find some that someone had laying around.
In order to make the bottom attach seamlessly, we needed to drill holes in that disk. In order to line these up perfectly, Brent just took two disks, reversed them, and made the wholes on the top match the wholes on the bottom. He also used the drill the make the notches on the back of the side disks full holes.
From there, decide whether you want the disks facing in or out, and just start to attach them with the zipties. Trim them as you go if you want it a little easier.
As you can see, I waited on my first one until it was attached and then felt like I was trying to fit 5 hands into the tiny spot. It was really uncomfortable.
And the finished product: