Looking for a quick and easy DIY kids toy you can make at home? Let’s make kids scooters! Hello Pretty Handy Readers I’m Jaime from That’s My Letter here to share how to make these DIY Kids Scooters using scrap wood and a few hardware bits.
My 9 year old daughter is here giving the scooter a whirl and she fits fine but it’s really my 7 year old boy who loves the scooters. (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of him on a scooter, but you’ll have to trust me.) I would say this DIY toy is aimed at kids 8 and younger as they especially love pushing each other on the scooters!
If you happen to have a piece of 2×12 scrap wood lying around then this project was made for you. The chunky 1 1/2″ thick material is solid and sturdy and can be painted any color you choose.
- 1 – 2×12 @ 11 1/4″ (must be a square, measure your 2×12 first, some are 11 1/8″w)
- 4 rotating casters (2″ wheels)
- 2 handles
- 1 1/4″ self tapping screws
- measuring tape & pencil
- curved object (small paint can)
Step 1: Using a square piece of 2×12 (11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″) mark the curve of the corners by tracing a small paint can.
Step 2: Trim off curved edge with a jigsaw. Go slow through the thick 2x material and flip the piece over if necessary to get a nice cut on both sides. Sand all edges well.
Step 3: Paint as desired.
Step 4: Add the wheels using 1 1/4″ self tapping screws.
Step 5: Attach the handles at center on two sides.
Hope your kids enjoy this fast and easy DIY toy idea. I know my kids do.