Glitter Greatness

  • Glob the glitter glue all over the cylinder.

  • Use a popsicle stick to uniformly transfer the glitter all over the cylinder.

  • Follow the swirl of the cylinder with another color of glitter glue to create a "barber shop" effect.

  • Let the glue and glitter dry overnight.


  • Attach some plastic jewels or other decorations to the perimeter of the circle top.

  • Create a pattern and repeat all the way around the top. 

Adding Characters to Ride!

Click the button below to download a pdf of the characters used in the project. Or make your own!

  • Cut out character with scissors and glue to cardboard.

  • Cut out character from cardboard with hobby knife.

  • Cut out (4) 2 x 3 cm pieces of cardboard to glue to bottom of characters as a stand.

  • Cut out (8) 2 x 3 cm pieces of hook and loop tape (4 pieces of hook and 4 pieces of loop).

  • Place one hook piece on bottom of character.

  • Place the loop piece on a chair.

  • Repeat for all characters.


* Tip: Cut out character with scissors completely before glueing to cardboard and cutting out with hobby knife. Will end up more clean looking. 

Look at those Hooligans!

Adding Fruit Power

  • Cut out Adafruit logo using method from above.

  • Glue upright to center of circle top.

  • Add some glittery goodness!

Final Touch: Orient the Swings

You may find the swings do not all face one direction when done.

If you want to orient the swings to all face one direction:

  • Use a hot glue gun to put some glue on the small string at the top of the swing.

  • Twist and hold swing until the orientation is just right.

Enjoy your new swing ride & cardboard buddies!

Swing awaaaaaayyyyy!

This guide was first published on Oct 28, 2018. It was last updated on Jul 19, 2024.

This page (Decorations and Characters!) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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