Nowadays, trampolines are seen in most homes or yards for their astonishing benefits. In general, trampoline users choose trampolines from prominent brands. But as a DIY enthusiast, you may wonder how to make a trampoline at home instead of buying it.
To make a trampoline frame, you can use a tire or metal. After that, add material that acts as a mat, like rubber, fabric, rope, scotch tape, or similar other things. Then, you can add aesthetics to looks the trampoline looks nice. Making a trampoline using household items is usually an inexpensive way to add trampoline fun for kids. However, you can make expensive trampolines too.
This blog will take you through the step-by-step guidelines on making a DIY trampoline yourself. Let’s dig in!
How to Make a Trampoline at Home? Step-by-Step Guide
The trampoline can be made from car tires, metal, hiring professionals, etc. And you can brainstorm to create a homemade trampoline. Here, I’m explaining some methods to do it.
#Method 1: Making Trampoline from Tire
Step 1: Gather Essentials
First, you need some things to make a trampoline-like item from car tires, including-
- Truck tire
- Rubber band
- Nail gun
- Scotch tape or Fabric
- Drill machine
Buy an old truck tire, rubber bands, and scotch tape. You can rent or buy a nail gun for the project. If you don’t want to buy the rubber bands, you can make them slice the tire too.
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Step 2: Prepare the Tire
Before proceeding, be sure the tire is lying, not standing.
- Clean the tire well, especially the top side using detergents, a scrubber, and a hose.
- After that, cut the inner side of the top of the tire. This will enlarge the jump area.
- Then add wood support from top to bottom of the tire. It will extend the tire’s strength. This needs drilling and nailing too.
Step 3: Add Rubber Bands with Tire
Now add plenty of tire strips or rubber bands on the top to fill the gap. Maintain the pattern to do it. But be sure there is no gap on the hollow space of the top side. Use the nail gun to fasten the bands tightly.
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Step 4: Use Scotch Tape or Fabric to Hide Nails
Then cover the edges of the nailing and rubber bands using scotch tape or fabric. This will extend DIY handmade trampoline safety greatly.
So, this is a good trampoline alternative that is now ready to use. It will require a few bucks to complete the project. Hopefully, your kids will get almost the same bouncing from this platform, like a trampoline.
The following video explains the easy ways to create a trampoline from a car tire.
#Method 2: Making Trampoline from Metal and Plastic Wrap
Step 1: Gather Essentials
You need some stuff to do this project. Some of the important ones are given below-
- Metal rods
- Welding machine
- Plastic wrap
Step 2: Make Trampoline Frame from Metal Rod
Now you have to create the required form of the trampoline frame from the metal rods. Determine the shape and size of the trampoline. Then cut the rods into the required size and then attach them to each other by welding. Also, add several legs to the frame too.
Step 3: Add Stretch Wrapping Film
After that, add the plastic wrap with the trampoline frame. Be sure you attach the wrapping film throughout the frame from one side to another. Now multiply the wrapping for extending stability and bouncing.
So, the trampoline is ready to use. Now let your kids play there.
#Method 3: Making Custom Trampoline
If you want to make a high-quality customized trampoline, you can hire professionals who do this or contact the trampoline manufacturers. This type of trampoline is usually very expensive but provides top-notch performance.
The following video shows the ways how to make a customized trampoline.
#Method 4: Making a Doll Trampoline
Do you plan to make a paper trampoline for the doll for your kids’ play? Cut the paper or fabric to the preferred shape, like a round. Then add some wooden blocks or something like that work as trampoline legs. After that, attach the paper or fabric to the legs using glue.
Now, you can paint the doll trampoline as you like. This might be a great gift for the youngsters.
The video below demonstrates the ways how to make a trampoline for dolls for kids.
Making a trampoline at home is interesting. But you have an interest in doing it. If you are looking for a cheap trampoline for kids, then making a trampoline from a truck tire would be the right idea. On the other hand, go for the customized trampoline method for high-end trampoline.
Rebecca is a fitness nerd and mother. She was inspired to get into the world of trampolining and rebounding by her husband Robert, who is a well-respected trainer and expert in the field. Now she instructs children, mothers, and teens the basic trampolining and rebounding tricks.
Rebecca is also a passionate blogger, sharing her knowledge and experiences with others in the hope of encouraging them to give trampolining and rebounding a try.