It’s the school holidays and we love a good UPCYCLING project!
Actually the truth is… our 9 year old desperately wanted a brand new $350 stunt scooter for Christmas – uuum nope! Sorry kid!
We already have 2 scooters in our shed, which are old, scratched up and rusted. But they are still perfectly good scooters! A friend of ours actually purchased one from a review she read on Ken Miller’s https://scooteradviser.com. We decided to give repairing the scooters a try as it would teach him the value of taking care of things.
So as a lesson on “recycling” and “saving the environment” we led him through the magic of a new paint job.
We took an old scooter apart.
Spray painted the bars.
Bought some new wheels, bearings handgrips, grip tape, stickers…
We customised it a bit. Then experimented with different colour combinations.
And hey presto, new scooter!
Personally I dislike his colour choice. Can you believe that he still likes pink?
(When he was a toddler, he was obsessed with the colour pink and he would go around collecting pink objects and put them into a pink box under his bed. It was so cute!)
But he’s happy with the scooter.
(Meaning: it’s now better than it was before, haha!)
It’s still a work in progress and he’s always thinking of new ways to change things around and customise it further. So I guess it’s the good sign and hopefully he won’t want a new bike for next Christmas!