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4 Swings You Can Make From Things You Have at Home

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4 Swings You Can Make From Things You Have at Home

By Karla Blackstock, Wide Open Country

Summer has arrived. You’ve been looking forward to spending time with the kids, but the days seem to be getting longer and longer. What now?

It’s time to get creative!

You probably have a number of things lying around that can make a fun, safe swing. First off, look to make sure you have somewhere from which to hang a swing. A nice, big limb from the old oak or mesquite will work just fine. If you don’t have a large tree in your backyard, you can make a frame from landscape timbers.

From tire swings to board swings, the country lifestyle offers has a myriad of possibilities for every young child. These low-budget, eco-friendly toys have been around for years, but your child will never get tired of playing with them.

1. Skateboard Swing

4 Swings You Can Make From Things You Have at Home

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You know that skateboard that broke years ago and hasn’t found its way to the trash yet? Don’t worry; we can put that to good use. Remove the wheels so little fingers don’t get hurt. Drill two holes in each end and thread new, strong rope through the holes on each end. You can tie knots on the top side of the skateboard so the rope doesn’t shift. Dowel rods can be placed as an arm support, but aren’t necessary if you are just looking for a basic swing.

2. Board Swing

4 Swings You Can Make From Things You Have at Home
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Already threw out that broken skateboard? Don’t worry; we know you have some scrap 2”x 6” boards lying around somewhere from your last project. If you don’t, you can go to your nearest hardware store and they will cut you a piece. You need at least 12”-18”.

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