Week 2 of the Handbuilt Holiday series and we have the cutest little diy scooter ride on made from scrap wood!
For those of you just joining us Ana White and I are sharing a new gift plan every Friday until Christmas in our annual Handbuilt Holiday series. You can see the past three years worth of gift builds here and get your Christmas list started!
Today we are sharing a project that was on the list for last year but never made it to publish. Thankfully Ana now has the free plans for you to build this super fun scooter ride on toy!
How cute is my little model? And yes she is sitting backwards on the scooter but that’s okay, she’s 14 months old.
This scooter is definitely toddler size, I would say best for ages 14mos – 3 years. It is small but perfect for tiny little people and great for indoors where you don’t want a huge clunky ride on.
The build is solid, I gave it a professional weight strength test 😉 over on Instagram the other day and I would say it’s good up to 150 pounds.
My little model preferred to use the scooter as a push toy rather than a ride on. She is only 14 months old so the concept of riding the scooter will come in time.
Be sure to stop by Ana’s site for the free plans and check out my building process pictures below for more details.
Build the seat portion first. I used 2″ construction screws throughout.
Sand and fill any screw heads and voids with wood putty. Paint as desired and seal the plywood to protect from dirt and wear.
Thought I’d include this cute shot from the mother of our little model. Somehow she just knew exactly what to do and played around all up and down the street with the scooter. Thank you to my little model for showing us the real size of this scooter!
And if you missed last weeks build we shared a pretend play market here:
Stay tuned every Friday for a new gift build.
Kayla Murphy says
What size casters were used for the plans?
Hi Kayla, I believe I used 2″ non marking swivel casters like these: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-in-Swivel-Non-Marking-Rubber-Caster-4034245EB/203672387 Hope that helps.