I used two left over cans from Steel's party. I did not have a can opener, the kind that you use to puncture triangles into the top of can lids. So I went and purchase one for 99 cents. It seemed like a good idea at the time until it broke on the first hole I made into the cans. With a little elbow grease, I managed to get 3 more holes and finish my little project.
2 quart sized paint cans (or larger 28oz. tomato sauce cans would work nicely)
Rope (approximately 36 inches for each can)
Can opener (the kind described above)
The How To
1. Turn cans upside down so that the bottom of the can is facing upward and the opening is pointing down. Use can opener to poke triangular holes into the sides of cans at the top edge(Hopefully, you will not break your can opener.)
3. Insert ends of rope into each hole of a can and push through.
How They Work:
1. Child places foot, preferably with shoes on, on the bottom of can (now the top).
2. Child, then, grasps rope with hand of same side as foot. (Ex. Right foot, right hand)
3. Repeat for other foot and hand.
4. Pull up with rope to lift can and foot and move forward alternating sides as walking.
It takes a bit of concentration at first but it's a fun activity!