Playground DIY

Is Pea Gravel Safe For Playground?

Is Pea Gravel Safe For Playground? How To Install Pea Gravel Playground

Pea gravel is a safe playground surface, according to the National Playground Safety Institute.  You need about 9 inches of pea gravel on a playground to break a 5 feet fall. Parents love pea gravel because it is readily available and an affordable option for playground surfacing. When they hear pea gravel for a playground, […]

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Build a Batting Cage Out of Wood

How to Build a Batting Cage Out of Wood in 7 Easy Steps

To build your own batting cage: Prepare the ground: Ensure the area is clear of any obstructions or vegetation Take measurements: This depends on how big you want it to be Place stakes and dig holes for your wooden posts Concrete and post installation: You want to secure the posts at this point Attach cables […]

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DIY Tube Slide

How to Build a DIY Tube Slide in 8 Easy Steps

To build a DIY tube slide, you will need to use a large PVC pipe, which you can buy at the store, or reuse one in case you have it. You will also need various materials including a drill, bolts, washers, screws, a T-hammer, among others. You can then follow simple steps to put everything […]

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DIY Seesaw

How do you Make a Wooden Teeter-Totter | DIY Seesaw

When designing a wooden teeter-totter, you need to ensure that actions that take place on one side of the totter directly impact the other side. Making a teeter-totter seesaw will have one side touching the ground while the other side will be twice as much as the pivot at the middle.  You have to ensure […]

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Kinetic Sand

Does Kinetic Sand Dry Out? | DIY Recipe

Kinetic Sand does not dry out, however; you may notice the texture can be off because of the humidity. If this is the case the best thing to do is add some moisture by adding a few drops of water and then mix. If the kinetic sand gets too wet simply spread it thinly and […]

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DIY Swing Set

How to Build a Wooden Swing Set | DIY Swing Set

Building a DIY swing set for your child ensures they stay entertained. You can build a simple wooden swing set with the following steps.  Choose a Location Cut the Wood  Build the A-Frame  Add Swing Hangers  Install the Frame  Attach the Swings  Finishing Touches Install Playground Surfacing  Swings give kids hours of fun, help them […]

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DIY Backyard Playground

DIY Backyard Playground | How to Build Outdoor Playsets

To build the perfect backyard playground a lot of planning is needed. First, choose the location of the playset in your backyard and then shortly after preparing the ground. You then want to build the wooden slide, swing set, and sandbox. Add pea gravel to the swing set and the right play sand to the […]

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How to Make Jenga Blocks Slippery

How to Make Jenga Blocks Slippery | More Challenging?

To make slippery Jenga blocks use 80-100 grit sandpaper then sand the 54 blocks on all sides till no longer rough. Next, spray or paint polyurethane with the wooden grain and make sure to keep the paint strokes thin and long. Best to add a second coat, let it dry, and you are ready to […]

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DIY Sandbox

How To Build A Sandbox With Cover | DIY Sandbox

Parents can build a DIY sandbox with the following nine steps. Border the Location Cut the Wood  Dig a Hole Lay the Base Add Benches  Build a Cover  Sand down Everything  Apply Finishing Add Play Sand Building a DIY sandbox for your child doesn’t require any special carpentry skills. You can build a sandbox with […]

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Build Wooden Slide DIY

How to Build a Wooden Slide | DIY Wood Slide

It takes a few steps to build a sturdy and durable wooden slide for your kids. You can make a DIY slide with the following steps.  Cut the Wood  Build a Tower  Platform, Ladder, and Rails  Tower Installation  Install the Slide  Add a Sandpit  Finishing Touches Kids love playing on slides, and they can spend […]

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4x6 Beam Span for Swing Set

How Far Can a 4×6 Beam Span for a Swing Set

A 4×6 beam span for swing sets is 8-10 feet, to be on the safe side. Most 4×6 beams are about 16 ft long, but you can get the length that meets your needs. The height of the beam will depend on the number of swings you intend to mount on it.  Using a long […]

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What to Fill Bean Bag Toss Bags With

Best Materials to Fill Bean Toss Bags With

The best materials to fill bean toss bags with are corn kernels or pellets. Corn bean bags (cornhole bags) slide as they break down and create dust over time but are susceptible to bugs and mold. Pellet bags don’t require breaking in like corn and avoid bugs and mold. Pellet bags do bounce more but […]

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