When Harry decides his ceiling needs a new coat of paint, the fates conspire against his painting plans. First, he spills all his paint on the way back from the store. Then, his ladder breaks! Not to be deterred, the ever resourceful Harry uses pieces of the broken ladder to build stilts that enable him to complete the paint job. Sketching a design of the stilts before building them helps Harry to anticipate that he’ll need to attach the stilts to his legs with straps, so that his hands will be free to paint.