Project Overview

In this video, Kirstie will show you how to make a skipping rope. It’s the best way to combine fitness and fun in one and a great project to help the kids make.


Continue to Step-by-step instructions.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Making the handles
2 Painting the handles
3 Cutting the rope
4 Attaching the rope
5 Adding the handles
6 Decorating your skipping rope
  • Step 1. Making the handles

    The first step we need to do is make the handles. All you need to do is get a piece of dowel and make two cuts about 10cm long. You may need an adult to help you with the cutting.


  • Step 2. Painting the handles

    Once you have both your handles cut, we need to paint these and the furniture legs. Grab your favourite colour and paintbrush and paint each piece. You can do more than one coat for a brighter colour.

  • Step 3. Cutting the rope

    Now it’s time to measure out the rope. A trick to find the right length is to stand on the rope, pull it up to both armpits and cut it off. This will make the rope the perfect length so you can skip all day!

  • Step 4. Attaching the rope

    Once the paint is dry on your furniture legs and handles, feed the end of the rope through the furniture leg and tie it off. Make sure the knot is tight and on the side with the big hole. Do this for both furniture leg.

  • Step 5. Adding the handles

    The next step is to stick the handles to your furniture legs. Grabs some liquid nails and put a little bit on the knot in the furniture leg and stick the handle in there. Make sure you allow the glue to dry before trying to skip.

  • Step 6. Decorating your skipping rope

    Last but not least, we need to decorate! Using your favourite decorations, glue them to the furniture legs to make your skipping rope sparkle. We’ve made little faces on ours.

    And there you go, a fun an easy skipping rope to make at home. The kids will love to jump into this project over the school holidays!

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