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Looking for a quick and easy DIY kids toy you can make at home?  Let’s make kids scooters!  Hello Pretty Handy Readers I’m Jaime from That’s My Letter here to share how to make these DIY Kids Scooters using scrap wood and a few hardware bits.

kids scooter action

My 9 year old daughter is here giving the scooter a whirl and she fits fine but it’s really my 7 year old boy who loves the scooters.  (Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of him on a scooter, but you’ll have to trust me.)  I would say this DIY toy is aimed at kids 8 and younger as they especially love pushing each other on the scooters!

kids scooter detail

If you happen to have a piece of 2×12 scrap wood lying around then this project was made for you.  The chunky 1 1/2″ thick material is solid and sturdy and can be painted any color you choose.

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  • 1 – 2×12 @ 11 1/4″ (must be a square, measure your 2×12 first, some are 11 1/8″w)
  • 4 rotating casters (2″ wheels)
  • 2 handles
  • jigsaw
  • sandpaper
  • drill
  • 1 1/4″ self tapping screws
  • measuring tape &  pencil
  • curved object (small paint can)
  • paint


kids scooter sketch


Step 1: Using a square piece of 2×12 (11 1/4″ x 11 1/4″) mark the curve of the corners by tracing a small paint can.

kids scooters step 1

Step 2: Trim off curved edge with a jigsaw.  Go slow through the thick 2x material and flip the piece over if necessary to get a nice cut on both sides.  Sand all edges well.

Step 3: Paint as desired.

Step 4: Add the wheels using 1 1/4″ self tapping screws.

kids scooter clearance

Step 5: Attach the handles at center on two sides.

kids scooter collage


Hope your kids enjoy this fast and easy DIY toy idea. I know my kids do.

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11 replies
  1. Dorothy
    Dorothy says:

    Hi there, what kind of casters do you recommend? I’m trying to decide between hard rubber and polypropylene. I’d love to make these for my nephews (ages 2-7) but want to be sure they will be durable.

  2. jet
    jet says:

    This looks fun and as well a very handy tool, for me.
    I’m a wheely and often i use a scateboard in house when i’m working.
    I have found out that working on the floor is for me the smartest solution.
    So thank you for the “toy” to make and the greate tute;-D

  3. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    These are very fun. My son’s kindergarten had them. I remember the teacher in the gym constantly reminding them to hang on to the board and keep their hands inside the handles. That way when they would bang together their hands were protected. With that in mind I would suggest choosing handles that are large enough for the kids to get behind and hang on to the board directly.


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