Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Julie Finn7
How-to: Make Your Kid a Tire Swing
Got a tree? Got a tire? Got a kid?
Make a tire swing!
The ubiquitous tire swing is the ultimate outdoor summer project. By recycling an old tire into a new swing set, you give your kids an outlet for healthy activity in a natural environment. Let your kids help you build it, and you give them hands-on experience with problem-solving, real-world math, and tool use. Do it right, and your tree will stay strong and happy.
Best of all, there’s no one exact way to build a tire swing. Before you read through the following project tutorials and real-life tips, take a walk through your garage and spy out your old stash: chains, ropes, tubing, and hardware of all kinds can be substituted for some of the materials called for here, with a little creativity.
And you and your kids can be swinging by nightfall.
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