How To Make a Rope Swing

One of the best things about being a kid is all the outdoor activities you do.  It is almost an accomplishment to see how dirty you can get in a single day.  Whether it is playing in the rain, or finding mud to slide around, in kids love being outdoors.  One of the great outdoor activities is playing on a rope swing.  Whether it is a rope swing over land or one of water, rope swings are a great way to enjoy the outdoors.  It is very easy to make a rope swing, but if done improperly it can become a dangerous situation.  This article will help whoever is trying to build a rope swing. 

Step 1

Boy on a rope swingFind a place.  The first step of setting up a rope swing is finding a safe and secure spot to locate it.  You want to look for an area that has plenty of open room and nothing will impede the person swinging. 

Step 2

Find a support.  In order to build a safe rope swing you are going to need to find a solid support to connect the rope to.  There are many ways to go about this process.  You can find a natural support such as a tree or build one that suits your liking.  The important thing is to make sure that whatever you connect the rope to can support plenty of weight.  You can test this out be throwing a rope of the support and pulling out to see how much it gives.  If the support is giving in with any weight, then it is probably not going to be safe enough to connect the rope too.  Find a support that is sturdy and does not show signs of rot.

Step 3

Connect the rope. To connect the rope to the tree or other support you should not need any additional material.  You will want to use the rope to loop itself around the support and tie it in a knot to secure it from releasing or giving way.  Be sure you have a safe knot that is not going to give way or come un-done. 

Step 4

Test it out.  Once you have set up the rope swing it is going to be important to test it out before younger children begin to use it.  Put enough pressure on it to see how it holds up.  If it passes the test then others can use it.

Rope swings are a great time to build and enjoy. 

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