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.
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!