DIY ProjectsHow to Build a Homemade Backyard Ferris Wheel

How to Build a Homemade Backyard Ferris Wheel

This step by step tutorial of how to build a homemade backyard Ferris Wheel will make you a rock star in your children’s eyes especially if you include them in building it.

Every kid wants a playground in their backyard. Not only will it give them hours of fun, but it will also be a place where friends, neighbors, and cousins can all come and play together. But, something even more fun than a playground is a fair and while it may occur to some children to dream of having a fair in their backyard, it’s something most don’t believe possible.

Thankfully, this tutorial gives easy to follow instructions on how to bring a Ferris Wheel into a backyard.

This version is a simplified and smaller version of a Ferris Wheel that you would find at a fair. It’s made square, so that it’s more sturdy and also so children can operate it themselves. While it sounds like a scary concept, the mini Ferris wheel is actually exceedingly safe and, with a little guidance and a little bit of time, pretty easy to make.

The Ferris wheel operates almost like a merry-go-round. Instead of being powered by electricity, it’s powered by those riding it. Children will push up as they go around, so each child has a part in making it work. It’s a fun and different way to keep everyone entertained and happy for hours.

This guide requires quite a bit of materials. However, the tutorial is very clear and offers lists, dimensions, and instructions very clearly, so even amateur constructers can build a mini Ferris wheel for their children. The wheel should, of course, be used with caution, but because it’s built in a square, it really is much sturdier than a regular Ferris Wheel would be.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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