A balance bike would make it easier for a child to transition to the real thing.
A balance bike would make it easier for a child to transition to the real thing.

Giving gifts have become very challenging nowadays. I have several friends with young kids and I stress myself out thinking 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.

Got an old child's bike lying around? You can make this project at no cost!
Got an old child’s bike lying around? You can make this project at no cost!

My bestfriend’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!

Materials:

  • An old kid’s bike
  • Spray paint

Tools:

  • Chain tool
  • WD-40
  • Dremel
  • Metal cutting disc
  • Drill with drill bits
  • Wrenches

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Build your own balance bike today! Watch this tutorial video to learn how.