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Dad’s Club Project: Tire Seat

Calling all Dad’s Club members —

We need handy dads, grandpas, uncles, guardians, neighbors, people with toolboxes, etc. to help us build outdoor learning spaces. Our first project is tire seats. There is no deadline, but the sooner we can get some for the school, the better. We encourage all dad’s club members to include their kids in the building process to teach them a little something about engineering, collaborating as a team and accomplishing goals. If you would like to submit pictures of dad’s club members and kids working together for the website and/or 2020-2021 yearbook, please email them to info@SantiagoPTA.com.

Please make an appointment with the front office before dropping off completed chairs.

All tire seats should be spray painted, and have drainage holes drilled into the bottom so water won’t collect inside the tires to attract pesky mosquitos. If you want to be a superstar, you can paint the interior of the tire white. It has been said to reduce the chance of dangerous spiders, but not proven. Couldn’t hurt if you have an old can sitting around. Below you can find a video tutorial as well as a link to a step by step tutorial.

 

Picture tutorial by a Santiago STEAM Dad: https://santiagopta.com/2021/01/04/dads-club-tire-seat-picture-tutorial/

Tutorial with Pictures: https://diyways.com/how-to-make-a-diy-tire-seat/

Another Video Tutorial: https://cottagelife.com/design-diy/repurpose-old-tires-for-cheap-extra-seating-with-these-diy-tire-seats/

 

More requests for outdoor learning spaces coming soon. If you are a woodworker and would like to build an outdoor bench, that would also be amazing! Please email president@SantiagoPTA.com to let us know you’re building one for the school.

If you would like to find out more information about Dad’s Club, become an official member and get updates on ongoing projects, please sign up here: https://santiagopta.com/2020/08/11/learn-more-about-dads-club/