Accident-Explanatory Slings

Craft & Design


I really could have used one of these after my knee surgery, except it would have had to play video of what the doctor found inside my knee! This would make a great screen printing project if you know someone with a broken arm, or if you’re adept at one-armed screen printing. Perhaps these accident-explanatory slings will be an option at hospitals in the future. I’d like to see the “shark attack” or “you should see the other guy” editions; those were my two most common fallback stories while on crutches. Via Inspire me, now! (Thanks, Matt!)


Plush Knee

14 thoughts on “Accident-Explanatory Slings

  1. says:

    Amazing! I broke my foot a few years ago just sort of stepping wrong on the last step of a staircase. It was the worst story to tell, so something like this would have come in very handy.

  2. samsstuff says:

    Funny! These are a terrific idea, much cuter than the standard sling &, I’m sure, a great conversation starter!

  3. Sarah says:

    If I get a cold in the next few weeks, I want an “it’s not H1N1” face mask (maybe showing a pig nose with an X over it).

  4. screaminscott says:

    Here’s another idea: print an X-ray of a broken arm onto the sling.

  5. Anonymous says:

    More like conversation stopper. I’m so tired of talking about my leg injury…and then hearing others’ stories…it’d be great to have something to point to, silently, and limp away.

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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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