These are instructions for making a horse tire swing. This will require some artistic talent for drawing a basic horse shape and some strength to cut the tire. It will also require a strong support for the weight of the child and the swing. Thick tree limbs are best. Here is how to make a horse tire swing.
Items needed for a DIY horse tire swing:
Bias ply tire (scrubbed and cleaned; clear-coated to prevent black coming off on clothes is optional)
Bolts with nuts, washers, and cover caps (minimum 1 ½ inch bolt length)
2 eye bolts with nuts and washers for support and mounting (minimum 1 inch)
Wrenches (sized to bolt head and nut)
Boring tool (for support holes)
Poster board (larger than tire circumference)
Pencil and chalk
Rope, chain, or cable (strong enough to hold weight of child and tire)
How to make a horse tire swing:
Lay tire on poster board. Use pencil to draw a circle of the inside and outside circumference of the tire. Remove tire and draw horse pattern between the two lines (pattern should be in 5 sections: head, neck, body, haunches, and tail. No legs are drawn. Nose of the horse should meet the end of the tail). Pinpoint where support holes will be (preferably where neck and tail meet the body) as well as joining holes where sides of tire will be bolted together (preferably 2 for head, 2 for neck, 2 or 3 for body, 2 for haunches, 2 for tail).Step #2:
Use scissors to cut out pattern for the DIY horse tire swing to you make your own horse tire swing.
Wrap cut-out pattern around tire and tape in place. Use chalk to draw outline of pattern onto tire. Remove pattern when you make your own horse tire swing.
Cut chalk-outlined horse using industrial shears. Use cutting tool to make holes for support bolts and joining holes. Use industrial shears to separate tire between nose and tail of horse pattern.
Bolt together all sections of the horse tire swing using nuts and washers. Cover ends of bolts with caps. Attach eye bolts using nuts and washers (bolt end will be on underside of tire).
Attach rope, chain, or cable to eye bolts. Hang on mounting surface, keeping two rope lengths separated to avoid entanglement with child. This is a very important part of the instructions for making a horse tire swing.
This is how to make your own horse tire swing. Check rope occasionally for wear. This is also very important for a DIY horse tire swing.