Making your own paper towel dispenser is not as hard as you may think it is. It’s actually a fairly fun project to get your children involved. In fact, it can be a lot of fun for adults as well. With a few simple tools you can easily make the device that will help you in your kitchen duties. Making one is easy and it’s a relatively cheap project to do.
The first thing you need to do is get your children interested in making one. Your children will become so excited once they see that they can actually help by making the towels. Besides, making the dispenser can be a good learning experience for you and your children. They can be taught on how to be responsible with their extra work.
You will need the following items to make your own:
- Paper towels
- Cardboard boxes
- Duct tape
- P Winners or scotch tape
The good thing of making your own units is the ease of making them. These are essentially ready to use products so you don’t have to spend a lot of time making the different components.
Since the paper towels will be your most common use it would be easier to find your stock of cardboard boxes at your local grocery store. It’s also a way to save some money. They come in different sizes but the most common one appears to be 11/2 inches thick.
Once you have received the cardboard boxes, cut them according to the size of the towels you wish to use. Some people actually cut the cardboard according to the size of the towels they intend to use. It’s up to you how you plan to use them but there is no harm in cutting the cardboard to the exact size as the towels you plan to use it with.
While you are cutting the cardboard there are some things you need to remember. Never cut the cardboard that will come in contact with the towel as the pieces can separate when cut. Always cut towards the center of the cardboard so your pieces will remain sturdy once the adhesive is added. And it’s important for the pieces to be glued together. You can ask someone to help you do it for you. It will also protect the edges from getting chipped off by adding glue.
After you finished installing the cardboard pieces you will need to cut out the paper towel rollers. Also make sure you cut the towel so they will be slightly longer than what you need. Now line the cardboard around the sink section and add the rollers. However, do not permanently attach the towel roller to the wet wall. This is only temporary.
After it’s finished in this position you may want to add the extra piece of cardboard and you could even start painting it. The add-on is in essence used as a template. The template will help you in aligning the towel with the towel dispenser. After you use it, you may want to remove it so that you can apply the adhesive.
Once you are done in placing the cardboard, you may start attaching the paper towels into the dispenser. Just remember that the adhesive used is a water based adhesive.
After you are done with attaching the towels into the dispenser, you would only need to add the water that is already in the bottle and pour in the soap. You can also use some water to do the sanitation of the towels but first test it out for its quality and safety before actually applying. Save some of the cardboard pieces for after.
After you are finished with that, all you need to do is wine to your home. You finished a simple and fun project that the whole family or even your children can be involved in. It’s just that easy.
Making your own paper towel dispenser can be a fun project with the whole family. It can be a good bonding experience. And the kids will most likely be excited to see their freshly laundered towel.