Up-cycling of the Day: Skateboard Swing for Kids
Skate swing for kids
Every kid wants a swing on a tree of their very own. Why not use their old toys to help that dream happen?
If your child has outgrown their skateboard and has a new one, why not up-cycle the old one into a nifty tree swing? Here’s a pic of how it should look when done. It looks simple enough to make, just don’t forget the ladder-rope for them to hold onto!
- Measure length from tree to ground. Measure child to see how low the swing needs to be for them to get on it themselves.
- Drill 4 holes into the skateboard, preferably in front of the wheels for best balance. Make sure holes are big enough to thread rope ladder ends through.
- Thread rope ladder ends through holes and tie knots in ends to secure ropes and hold weight of child.
- Climb tree or use ladder to hang swing securely onto strong tree branch. (Get help to make sure swing is hanging at right level for kids.)
- Once secured, self-test swing to ensure weight holds. If it holds an adult, it will hold a child.
- Once safely tested, let kids have at it with their new toy.