Are you trying to get your kids to help with the laundry? Do they love gadgets and toys and games? Master 10 has created an easy to build ‘T-Shirt Folding Machine’ from something he saw on Youtube (who says screen time is all bad?).
Here is his blog post….
D.I.Y T-Shirt Folding Machine
Do your kids hate folding their own laundry?
This machine will happily encourage your kids to fold it in a fun new way. Meet the D.I.Y. T-Shirt Folding Machine. It is really easy to build and has a four step fold mechanism. In no time, your kids will be folding their way through the laundry. I made it on the school holidays as a project, but mum says you can make it anytime!
It’s a simple and easy thing to do and costs very little to nothing.
What you need to make the machine to fold your shirts
- 6x A4 Sheets of Card (I used two A4 cardboard boxes and cut the pieces out)
- 1x Roll of Duct Tape
How to build your t-shirt folding machine
Follow these easy steps to build your very own shirt folding machine in less than 1 hour.
1 – Place your sheets of card (or pieces of your box) in a 2 by 3 rectangular shape.
2 – Duct tape along the middle of the three cards.
3 – Place tape on the side of the left bottom sheet.
4 – Place tape on the top of the middle top sheet.
5 – Cut through the middle of the bottom middle card.
6 – Re tape it back together. (This makes an easier fold.)
7 – Cut the tape where it stops the card from folding.
8 – Make a few small cuts were the card would pull another card.
9 – Decorate your folder to make it stand out of the ordinary.
10 – Test it out! Your D.I.Y. Clothing Folder is ready to be used.
Benefits of the t-shirt folder
The D.I.Y. T-Shirt Folder encourages kids to fold their own laundry in a fun and creative way. It’s a really fun school holiday activity for kids. Kids love to use different items to do things. Creativity is a great ting to encourage in your kids and mum loves it when I make stuff.
Check out the video and instructions below to find out how to fold your shirts in these easy steps
How to use your folder
- Fold the right side of the shirt folder to the left side of the folder.
- Fold the left side of the shirt folder to the right side of the folder.
- Fold the top of the folder down to the bottom of the folder.
- Fold the half of the bottom middle sheet to fold the shirt into half.
Let us know if you used the shirt folder in comments below, I’d love to know!!