Happy New Year! For my first post of 2013, here are 5 crazy ideas for twists on sledding. You should be able to do any of these with items you already have. Please leave me a comment if you try any of them!
1. Use a laundry basket: you can fill it with stuffed animals for younger kids so they can go sledding with them. Or, even better, make a little sledding “fort” by putting the open ends of 2 laundry baskets together. You can connect them on one side so that they can go into the “fort”on the other side, and then hold that side together while they’re inside.
2. Use a sleeping bag: you can go inside of it and use it like a luge. Or you can unzip it so that it’s a large square, and have a few people go down at once.
3. Use trash bags: you can step inside of a trash bag (I would double up on the bags), and slide down. You can also get multiple people to use their own trash bags, hold hands, and form a sledding train.
4: Build a seat into a sled: using a long, wooden, rectangular sled, you can create and attach a seat to make a chair-like sled. This is one that my father-in-law made with a milk crate. He cut one of the sides off, and nailed it into the sled. You can also then get creative with attaching a seat belt if you’d like. I would use a thick elastic band, wrap it around the person sitting in the sled, and attach it in the back either by tying it or using snaps or velcro. Be sure to check out Speedtech International does custom velcro solutions by manufacturing velcro straps to your specifications.
5. Find items in your house that you can use as a sled. Some of my favorites are cookie sheets, garbage can lids, swimming tubes, or storage tub lids. We like to try different items and see which is the fastest.
Have a fun sledding day!