Why is it that the activity which is the most fun, also poses the biggest safety risk to children? The answer lies buried deep in our brain, where the ‘buzz’ we get from adrenalin. The fun, excitement and adrenalin rush produce ‘happy hormones’, dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin which are addictive – making us want more.
Getting more means pushing the boundaries which may be unsafe in physical activities. Want to make sure your kids are safe on mini-tramps?
What You Need
2.Camping floor (jigsaw mats)
Bunnings stocks all of the above items in one location.
Place 1 piece of camping mat on a flat surface. (see Video tutorial)
Cut the tabs off one end using the box cutter.
Now count 4 tabs down and cut along. Now you should have a separate piece of mat.
Repeat this using that same square flooring mat so you have two of the same pieces
Place a piece of jigsaw mat flooring onto half of the mini tramp frame.
While holding it in place wrap a cable tie around and pull to tighten.
Each piece will need to be tied in 4 places.
In the video tutorial the cable ties were too small. Joining 2 ties makes them almost two times larger. Hence, 8 ties were required per side.
Cut the used ends off the cable ties to prevent a tripping hazard
Repeat this step to complete the other half of the mini tramp frame.
Always link the jigsaw puzzle joins so no mental is exposed on the side.
Ryan Williamson is a gymnastics and movement expert.