We spend a lot of time in our back yard. I am always looking for fun outdoor toys. When we are at the park, Maggie & Alex love to walk around the perimeter of the park & “balance” on the ledge. I decided I wanted to try & make them a balance beam for the yard. I was going to just buy a piece of wood, but wanted something a little sturdier & higher off the ground. With my husbands help, we came up with a great balance beam for the girls. He put it all together for them & even spray painted it purple! It was very easy & cost about $15.
8 Foot long 4″ X 4″ piece of wood
2″ X 4″ cut into 4 pieces of equal length
6 L brackets
24 1.5″ screws
Spray paint or paint (optional)
Place 2 of the pieces of the 2″X4″ at either end of the 4″X4″. Screw in the L brackets. Then place a 3rd piece in the middle of the 4″X4″ & screw in L brackets. Discard the 4th piece or save it for another project. Paint the beam, let it dry & then enjoy balancing on it!
All items can be found at Home Depot. My girls love their balance beam & play on it all the time. Please share your fun DIY projects for outdoor fun!