The toy that I am referring to is the home-made skipping rope which we made from rubber bands. Unfortunately, I cannot remember exact how to make it. But fret not … I have a ‘kampong games consultant’, whose name by now regular readers should know … Chuck; the inventor of the deadly Scot327 fully non-automatic assault rifle.
Here’s how you make the rubber band skipping rope. I hope you can figure out from the pictures below. Frankly, I am not sure.
As far as I can remember, there were 3 methods of using the skipping rope. Method 1 is the normal single person skipping. Method 2 requires 3 players. Two persons will hold the 2 ends of the rope and swing whilst the ‘skipper’ will jump over the rope. Method 3 requires two persons. One person holds both ends of the rope in one hand and swings it in circular motions (like a lasso) close/parallel to the ground and the ‘skipper’ skips over it.
There you have it. A cheap and easy-to-make skipping rope to give you hours of fun and exercise.