Making Metal Rods
The easiest way to make metal (or angle) rods is to cut them out of a coat hanger. Get a parent to help you use a wire hanger to cut them as shown below.
Straigten out the handle until you have a right angle. You’ve got your metal rods!
Tape up the ends of your rods so they’re not sharp. And don’t use them near other people — you don’t want to poke anybody’s eyes by accident!
Diagrams of rods by permission of Tom Graves