How to Make an Outdoor Jungle Gym

How to Make an Outdoor Jungle Gym


Do not go on that swing because its just a decoration Yet the kids always gravitate to that swing Bring your own medical kit That’s what we’re doing this weekend…building the kids play area I’m Andrew. I’m Kevin Welcome to Brojects! To take advantage of the outdoors our playground is going to have a
slackline, a hammock chair A zip line, a baby bouncer and a
teeter-totter…something for every kid to enjoy We’ve seen a lot rock climbers playing on these things They’re called slackline The first playground build is called a slackline A length of toe strapping is strung between two trees a short distance off the ground This will give the kids a tight rope style obstacle and something to challenge their
balance and agility I think you’re supposed to put two feet on it It kind of seems like the
sort of thing that give it a few days and you’ll get your
balance Once we do that I think we’ll be fine on this thing The second build is a swinging hammock chair that uses simple climbing gear like ropes and pulleys to allow a person or child to pull themselves up a tree and enjoy the relaxing view Let me show you how it’s done There you go! take a carabiner and a pulley and it’s gonna be up on our rope that way when you’re
sitting in the chair you’ll have a rope and you’ll be able to pull
yourself up The bear getaway chair So with a two to one pulley I need to be able to lift at least half my weight in order to get myself up The zip line uses a strong metal cable that
attaches between two points above the ground Once you’re hooked in you can fly across the yard just like your favourite superhero So this is quarter inch aircraft cable. This is plenty strong I think A pulley…a cable will run through there and we’ll have to build a handle of some sort Once we actually get it up and I get to see Kevin zipping…it’s going to be fun Our next playground build uses a long rope
slung from a tree groups of rubber tubing and a harness to make a giant belly bouncer that kids can use to jump to new heights I put a rock in a sock…we’ll see how it works That is a hard throw Oh got it! Hopefully the tree doesn’t come down on top of Kevin Somethings gonna break I’m a bird! Our last build could be used by kids and adults we’ll start by building a simple teeter
totter But for this one we’ll use some wagon wheels for movement and I think we can hook our canoe on for easy transport For the teeter totter we’re going to liberate my mom’s wagon wheels that are at the end of the road put our piece of wood across Alright lets put the cotter pins in Paint this bar, and start working on the seat I like this one…it’s easy you know I don’t feel like we’re overwhelmed with the build At the end of the day if all of the rest of our stuff doesn’t work This is still going to be a fun teeter totter for the kids Lets put those seats on it! I think the teeter totter is going to work a lot better with the seats Faster, faster daddy! Faster? We’re not drilling for oil hun! You want out honey? No! Do you want down? Put me down! No! I think…It was great! Awesome! Lets stop admiring and go get in it How is it? Awesome! Yeah? This is amazing man! Really? Absolutely it’s amazing! No clinger shower curtain here That’s right! I forgot about that thing And the flow’s totally fine