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DIY Film Canister Chess Set

In the unlikely event you ran out of ideas to do with empty film canisters, here's another!

Photo from garieinternational

This, in my opinion, is one of the most interesting DIY projects to do with film canisters. It’s easy to do, extremely reusable, and is just plain cool.


  • 24 film canisters. Ideally, you want to divide them into 2 opposite colors (white & black, green & red, etc.)
  • A chess board
  • Hot glue gun
  • Limbs and heads from surplus toys


  • Separate the toy parts and designate which ones go to which chess pieces (king, queen, pawns, etc.)
  • Glue them on the film canisters
  • Play with it!

Information for this article was sourced from garieinternational

written by cruzron

1 comment

  1. somapic


    awesome - epic battles on the board between fuji and kodak :D

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