How to buy a ton of small cylinders (models of food cans) on the cheap?
February 8, 2014 5:50 PM Subscribe
I'm involved with a project at the school where I teach, and I find myself in need of a LOT (hopefully 500-1,000) of small cylinders to build with. Eventually we will be building a sculpture with food cans, but the first step is to make prototypes with smaller models.
posted by ORthey to Education (13 answers total)
I'm looking for something roughly the size and shape of a film canister (or smaller/stockier); essentially, they need to be cylindrical, stackable, small, and cheap (budget is around $50). The material doesn't matter, and they don't need to be the exact shape of a can of food. Is this possible? My fall-back is pill cups, which are affordable in giant quantities, but those are the shape of a cup rather than a can and don't stack in the right way.
Thanks for any ideas!