Homemade Beer or Baby Float. Chopeira Flutuante.
It's summer. It's sizzling hot. It's time to float the river with your family, your fishing pole, and your beer with the all-new, make-it-yourself beer cooler and baby float!

This beer and baby float was designed for my nephew who just became a first-time father, LOVES artisan crafted beer, and lives in a town where a river runs through it.

OK, so it's politically incorrect to float both your beer and your baby at the same time. But it is a great way to float either your baby (with a shade canopy) or your lunch--watermelon, a pack of sandwiches, some sodas--down a lazy river on a hot afternoon.

The video below shows the step-by-step construction of this float.

List of Materials:

Two bicycle wheel rims
Six bicycle spokes and nuts
One bicycle brake pad or large gear
Three pool noodles
A mouse pad
One lumbar support (from the Dollar store)
A scrap of sheer outdoor fabric
Six broom hooks
Six 1 1/4" spacers
Six 2 1/2" screws with lock nuts
Two 1 1/2" screws with lock nuts
One bottle opener
A piece of string


I tried to test the float with a real baby, but when I went down to the river, all I could find were willing parents, not willing babies. The float was tested instead with an 18 lb watermelon and a doll. I'll post pics as soon as I get a real baby that likes cold water. I'm thinking this would "fit" babies 1-2 years old. Ish.

Note of caution: NEVER LEAVE BABY UNATTENDED IN THE WATER.

When you're done with your river float, you can turn this contraption into a floating garden for your pond.

 
 

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