Do your kids like K’nex? I’m seriously always amazed at what kids can come up with when you give them little tiny pieces to play with.
My daughter came up with this scooter for her and her bear. Isn’t it super adorable? Here’s the full step by step tutorial on how to make a K’nex scooter…
How to Make a K’nex Scooter
- K’nex (here’s a 705 piece set)
- 4 big wheels
- 1 small wheel
- 38 snowflakes
- 25 orange ladders
- 24 big sticks
- 17 little sticks
- 1 cute child 🙂
- 1 small stuffed animal (here’s the one my daughter has; I found it on Amazon)
Step 1: Attach snowflakes to the both ends of 17 big sticks.
Step 2: Attach those pieces to two side big sticks.
Step 3: Finish putting all the pieces on the two sides to create a platform.
Step 4: This is how it will look when you’re done with that part.
Step 6: This is what it will look like with all 4 wheels attached.
Step 7: Attach the black snowflakes to the sides of the wheels as spokes, so the wheels don’t come off.
Step 8: This is what it will look like with all 4 spokes attached.
Step 9: Attach the orange ladders to all 4 corners. This will ensure that the wheels don’t slide.
Step 10: This is how it looks with all 4 ladders attached.
Step 11: Slide one big stick through all of the white snowflakes to the center of the platform.
Step 12: Build it as tall as the child is with orange ladders and more big sticks.
Step 14: Attach one big stick sideways to mimic the handlebars.
Step 15: This is how it will done once that part is complete. Slide the yellow big stick on the platform sideways so that it is apart from the rest of the platform.
Step 16: Attach 15 orange ladders to the yellow big stick.
Step 17: Attach 15 small yellow sticks to the orange ladders to create a sidecar platform.
Step 18: This is how it looks when all the yellow sticks are attached to the orange ladders.
Step 19: Scoot half of the orange ladders over so they are an even amount on both sides. Use one of the yellow small sticks to add the small tire.
Step 21: Attach a yellow stick to the orange ladder, and then another orange ladder at the top. Then attach a yellow stick sideways to create the handlebar.
You are done! Have fun playing with it.
*Keep in mind that this K’nex scooter is just for looks/pretend. You or your children shouldn’t put any weight on the scooter or ride it.
If you’re looking to get your own set of K’nex (which are extremely fun and promote creativity), Amazon has their HUGE box of 705 pieces on sale right now for $25.99 down from $44.99. I’m not sure if all the pieces you need to create this scooter are in that particular box, but it looks like it has many of them and there are a TON of possibilities. My kids love K’nex! We stumbled across a large kitchen 13-gallon sized bag of them for $20 on Craigslist this summer. Total score! They’ve been playing with them almost every day since then! I literally can’t get them to stop!
Do your kids like K’nex? What kind of things do they like to build with them? I’m sure my kids would LOVE to hear about it! This is my daughter’s post, so all replies to your comments will come from her! How fun!