Getting your kids – and yourself – off the couch is good for everyone’s physical and mental health. Stepping outside to make the most of the sunshine and fresh air permits exercise even as it gives you more opportunities to bond with your children. And play time is so much easier when you do not have to go to the local park to enjoy a swing set.
If you don’t have a swing set in the backyard, you don’t have to buy one, just a used skateboard!
Who says you need to spend a fortune to provide the little ones with fun outdoor play equipment? This DIY skateboard swing is a great alternative which is just as fun (maybe even more).
Skateboards are sure cheaper than a swing set, and you can get one at an even lower price if you try the thrift store! And while you’re there, you might as well look for a broom stick or any wooden rod that you can use for this project.
This DIY project only takes around 20 minutes to complete. Just perfect for kids who can’t wait to have their very own swing!
Is this going to be your next project for them?
You’ll need these materials:
- Old Skateboard Deck
- Rope (take note of its weight limit)
- 2 Threaded Quick Links
- Dowel / Broom Stick
And these tools:
- Cordless Drill with 3/8 Drill Bit
- Tape Measure
- Pencil Marker
Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.