Are you looking for a fun, low-cost way to get involved building something for your kids?
Do you want to put together a teeter totter so your children will be able to have fun playing in the backyard without having to go to the park to find their favorite toy?
Do you have some skill with woodworking and hope to challenge yourself with a DIY project?
If so, you’re in the right place! In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about how to make a teeter totter for your child to play on and enjoy in the comfort of your own backyard. Wooden teeter totters are getting harder and harder to find on playgrounds across the country, but you can give your kids the best possible playtime experience by installing one in your own yard for quick and easy access.
Of course, you do need to know a little bit about woodworking to be able to accomplish this project. However, the how-to guide below is designed for those who are still beginners or have just reached the intermediate stage. You’ll find this project challenging, but you shouldn’t be too stumped by it, and you should be able to complete the task in a relatively short amount of time.
When you want to give your kids something fun to play on that you built with your own hands, or when you just want to feel a little more involved in what your kids are playing with, this project is for you. You’re sure to love how fun it is to build this toy, and your kids will love playing on it for years to come, too!
Fill in all holes with wood filler, then sand, paint, and finish the seesaw.
So how do you feel about building your own teeter totter now? It’s not too hard to put together a great wooden teeter totter for your little ones to play on and enjoy, but be sure you set aside plenty of time to work on the project so you won’t get overwhelmed or frustrated. You may also want to have another adult on hand to help you out as needed, although this isn’t necessarily a requirement, depending on your level of skill working with the tools involved in this project. Don’t forget, too, that it’s always important to have all your tools and materials ready and within quick and easy reach before you get started so you won’t forget a step or overlook something important.
When you follow the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to give your kids a seesaw they’ll want to play on again and again for many years to come. Don’t forget to paint it in a great color that matches your child’s other backyard play equipment, or even consider letting the kids get involved with the paint job when the time is right. You might end up with a completely one-of-a-kind DIY teeter totter painted lovingly with little handprints to treasure and enjoy!