How-To: Use crutches as stilts

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From a life of recurring knee injuries, I’ve got a closet full of crutches. They’re useless as soon as I’m ambulatory, so I’ve been poking around for reuse projects. Flip those crutches upside down and you’ve got a snazzy pair of crutch stilts! And, as one commenter points out, if you injure yourself trying them out, you can then use the crutches to help you walk again (seriously, be careful). As for me, I’ll resume searching for a way to use my abundance of rubber-stroppered aluminum to make myself a coffee table.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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