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Easy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw Tutorial

How to Upcycle a Tire into a Seesaw

Transform an old tire into an adorable duck-shaped seesaw for the kids to play with, you can also put this in your yard or garden, and I’m sure that they’ll love it. You can also make this DIY seesaw into any animal shape that you want, just find a template from the internet, and use that for the shape of your project.

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This project idea by BuildersSA on YouTube is super easy to make and is a great way to upcycle an old tire that you may have sitting in your garage. Learn how now by reading the instructions below and while you’re at it make sure to watch the video tutorial as well for more details.

Ingredients for Upcycled Tire Seesaw:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Wood board
  • Wooden rod
  • Hammer
  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Tire
  • Nail
  • Wood glue
  • Rocks
  • Paint, white and yellow

How to Upcycle a Tire into a Seesaw:

How to Upcycle a Tire into a Seesaw
Image credit: BuildersSA via YouTube

Step 1

Connect the papers to make a large piece of template, then draw the shape of a duck’s head, or print it out instead, and cut it out. Cut the tire in half or however tall you want the seesaw to be and set it aside, then trace the template on top of the wood, and cut the shape out.

Step 2

Cut the wood pieces for the seat as shown in the video, then make a hole through the head of the duck, and push the wooden rod through it for the handle.

Step 3

Attach the wood pieces for the base of the tire, then attach the head and tail of the duck to the seat, and tire underneath, refer to the video tutorial for more details.

Step 4

Fill a rag or piece of cloth with rocks, then tie it securely, and place it near the tail of the duck inside the tire. Hold the weight in place with a piece of wood the same width as the tire, then prime the entire seesaw white, and let it dry completely before coating it with yellow paint.

Easy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw TutorialEasy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw Tutorial
Image credit: BuildersSA via YouTube

Easy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw Tutorial

Easy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw Tutorial

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Easy DIY Upcycled Tire Seesaw Tutorial