26 February 2012

Hey, guess what I made?


It wasn't something crafty. It wasn't pretty. It wasn't even edible.
I'll give you a clue.
It's something to play on.
Need more?
It's round and black and upcycled. It lives in the garden and swings from a tree.

You got it! It's a...


...tyre swing!

Usually the construction of stuff is left to Mr G. He's good with knots and nails and testing for safety and stability and all that other important stuff.

But today I just felt like the garden needed a tyre swing.
We have a pile of old tyres leftover from Dash's Boy vs Wild party; it was a lovely summer day and Mr G was out.

What's a girl to do?

She uses her Kiwi ingenuity. She upcycles a couple of old baby-swing ropes and makes use of a chair. She asks herself, What would Bear Grylls do?... and ties some extra knots, just in case.

When it's looking like it should, she enlists the help of her strong-and-clever kids...

{testing for weight capacity - it will take two sturdy little bodies but three is pushing it}
We are good to go!


Yippee! It works!





{Pssssst!! We are having loads of fun playing lately. 
Stacks, loads and tonnes of warm-fuzzy playing FUN ♥}


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7 comments:

Remaliah said...

that looks like so much fun! what a great idea. looks like you did a great job with the rope. I would have done the same...just tie lots of knots, and more 'just in case' :) that tyre swing will make for some fun childhood memories :)

jacksta said...

very cool

Leah aka FFPMaMMa said...

Looks like they are having such a fun time! Well done MaMMa, time to give yourself a good pat on the back.

Jen said...

WTG U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

my older kids use to have a tyre swing when they were little and we lived in Christchurch for a whole it was fun for old and young alike

Little Gumnut said...

Ahhhh looks like heaps of fun!!!! Well done!!

Claudia said...

I hung a tyre swing a few years ago. The children have since used their own creativity and ingenuity and modified it to their own tastes. I love that.

Me... said...

Yay the tire swing!!! i loved these ass a kid, i should totally do this at our place.

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