Lifestyle & Parenting

How To Make A Kids’ Tree Swing

May 8, 2023

Making a tree swing for your kid can be a fun and rewarding DIY project. When installing the tree swing, it’s important to make sure it’s safe and secure. Check the swing regularly for signs of wear and tear, and replace any damaged parts as needed. Always supervise your child when using the swing, and make sure they understand the importance of safety and caution. Here are the steps to follow. —Vita Daily


  • A sturdy rope (such as nylon or polypropylene)
  • A wooden board (such as a plank or a round log)
  • A drill
  • Screws
  • Sandpaper
  • Optional: paint or stain


  1. Choose a sturdy tree with a thick branch to hang the swing from. Make sure the branch is at least 8 inches in diameter and can support the weight of the swing and the person using it.
  2. Cut the wooden board to your desired length and sand the edges to smooth them out.
  3. Drill two holes at each end of the board. The holes should be large enough to fit the rope through.
  4. Thread the rope through the holes and tie a knot at each end of the board.
  5. Wrap the rope around the tree branch several times, making sure it’s secure and won’t slip or come loose.
  6. Tie the ends of the rope together in a knot or a bowline knot, making sure it’s strong and secure.
  7. Adjust the height of the swing by adjusting the length of the ropes.
  8. Optional: Paint or stain the board to protect it from weather and give it a decorative touch.


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