Giving gifts has become very challenging nowadays. I have several friends with young kids and I stress myself out thinking about what to give them during special occasions. Naturally, I didn’t want to keep on giving the same gifts. My husband took pity on me and decided to help me out.
Handmade with wood from fast-growing birch trees, EVA airless tires, an adjustable seat, non-toxic handlebar grips, and harmless adhesives and paints, these balance bikes benefit both children and the planet.
My best friend’s five-year-old son wanted a bike for his birthday. I thought, okay, that’s one less problem for me, I know what he wants. But it turns out, he still doesn’t know how to ride a bike. So instead of giving him a real bike, I thought I’d give him something to train on before he actually transitions to the real thing.
Fortunately, my gem of a husband came across a DIY project for a balance bike. Our son had outgrown his bike and it has been sitting in our garage for ages. My husband used that one and converted it into a balance bike. Believe me, the results are exceptional!
- An old kid’s bike
- Spray paint
- Chain tool
- Metal cutting disc
- Drill with drill bits
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Build your own balance bike today! Watch this tutorial video to learn how.