How to Build Stilts
Walk a little taller after assembling these fun playtime accessories
Not too long ago, the folks at This Old House TV invited some kids into the workshop to build a few fun projects. First up: stilts!
A pair of low stilts is a great way to teach older kids about balance without sending them out on the high wire. Because stilt walking takes some skill, we recommend this project for children 8 years old and up.
Building them is quite easy, as TOH general contractor Tom Silva and two kid carpenters demonstrate. All it takes is a couple of pieces of lumber and some sturdy bolts, and in an hour or two you can put on your own circus show. Just be careful, and keep the clowning to a minimum.