A remarkable sled can be crafted from junk parts and scrap found in your basement or garage. If you live in an area where snowfall is limited, you may find yourself with an unexpected snow day and unable to get to the store before all the sleds are sold out. Don't waste money on a sled you only get to use a couple days a year--make one yourself with recycled junk and a little creativity.
Tips & Warnings
Huge cardboard boxes can be obtained for free from retailers. Just call ahead and ask when you can pick up a box. You may need to go early in the morning, or late at night when they are stocking shelves.
Knock snow off the sled before storing it inside if you want it to last through multiple sessions. If snow is allowed to melt on the sled, the cardboard will fall apart.
The carry handle may not be strong enough to pull the sled with passengers--just use it to carry the sled alone.
Article Written By Denise Bertacchi
Denise Bertacchi is a freelance writer with a degree in journalism from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a St. Louis suburbanite who has written for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boys' Life, Wisconsin Trails, and Missouri Life.