Looking for something fun to do indoors? Do you remember Chinese Jump Ropes? My sisters and I loved playing with them when we were kids.
One day it occurred to me to look for them and I found a few on Amazon, but people were totally complaining about them in the reviews, so I decided to just make one. How hard could it be, right? Turns out, it’s super easy and very inexpensive.
How to Make a Chinese Jump Rope
I got two pieces of 3/8″ braided elastic at Wal-Mart. (They were only 97 cents each.)
I cut about two feet off of one of them and sewed the two long elastic pieces together to make the Chinese Jump Rope. I used a zigzag stitch hoping that would give it a little extra strength.
No sewing machine? Other options include:
Tying it (probably would have to do multiple knots)
Stapling it (might work, if you try it, and it does, let me know)
Safety pins might also be a viable no-sew option.
How to use a Chinese Jump Rope
I don’t know what you remember, but what we used to do is do this pattern: In, out, side, to side, in, out, on. And you had to do it perfectly. My kids have been having a ball with it. My kindergartener wants to play it a lot and my daughter and I said no and he came up with this solution.
Did you guys do another pattern or use the Chinese Jump Rope in another way?