October 03, 2013

Gymnastics spring board for American Girl Doll

See my other free Gymnastic tutorials

What you need

  • chip board or heavy cereal or cookie card board
  • felt 11 1/2" x 5" in color of your choice (I used dark blue)
  • Elmer's glue
  • Duck tape or electrical tape color of your choice (I used white duck tape)
  • 1/2" foam piece (1" x 3 1/4")

How to make the spring board

1. Cut 2 pieces of chip board 5" x 3 3/4"

2. Glue chip board on felt leaving a 1/4" gap between the two chip board pieces

3. If you want, you could cut the felt to the outside of the chip board.
    Or you can fold and glue the sides inwards (I just cut it)

4. Cut 2x   3/8" wide 7" long strips from duck tape and wrap around  one of the board pieces
   (going to be the top piece) 1/2" from the top and 1/2" from the bottom

5. Glue foam piece to the bottom piece (without tape) to the end, about 1/2" in

6. Fold spring board up (piece with the tape) and glue to foam

You are done !!!

See my other free Gymnastic tutorials


  1. I love how creative and realistic your crafts are!!!

  2. So far my dad has made the bag springboard and we plan on making the whole gymnastics set we accually mad them out of duct tape and I used real springs thank you so much for these awesome tutorials!!

  3. Thank you so much... I plan on making all your craft ideas!!

    1. Good luck. Luckily you have a whole summer ahead :-)

  4. Is particle board the same as "chip" board?

    1. it's like a very thick card board but you can use anything you want to use as long as it is somewhat sturdy.

  5. Thank you AGDollFan!!!!