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DIY Plastic Bag Jump Rope

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Katie Gill-Harvey
DIY Plastic Bag Jump Rope

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Baby & Kids

Waste Materials

Carrier Bags

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A DIY jump rope made from reused plastic bags. For more DIY childhood projects like this please visit:
The childhood List Blog at http://childhoodlist.blogspot.kr

Materials & Equipment List

- Plastic Bags
- Painters Tape
- Duck Tape
- Scissors

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

To make the jump rope I started by taking plastic bags, and cutting them open so they were one flat piece. I then cut off the handles and any extra pieces so I was left with one large rectangle of plastic.
Next I cut each rectangle into long strips. I just eyeballed it, since it doesn't really matter if the strips are the same width or even length. After cutting a few bags worth of strip, I started tying the strips together to a little longer then the length I wanted the jump rope to be. I made a total of 12 long strips.
I then took six of the strips and taped them together with painters tape and taped the whole group to the back of a chair (if you ever made friendship bracelets as a kid you know exactly what I am talking about.) I then braided the six strips together into one very long, jump rope sized braid. Once I finished braiding the first 6 strips together I repeated this step with the second 6 strips so that I had two long plastic braids. I then twisted the two braids together tightly so that the jump rope would have enough weight to swing when jumping.
After twisting the two braids together I taped the ends with duck tape to create a handle. We then took our jump rope outside for a test and it worked great.
The finished DIY Jump Rope. The plastic is surprisingly strong and seems to hold up well.
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