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Woodworking Projects for Kids

Kids love to make things. At least my kids love to make things! We ventured into something new these past couple of weeks to pass the time during these cold spring days here in Chicago. Woodworking!

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When I was in junior high I had to take a wood working class (do they even offer these types of classes any longer in schools??), but I don't think I was very good. I also had a very handy father who literally could build anything out of anything. I thought messing around with some wood would be a great spring project for my girls.

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I received a fabulous Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit from Lakeshore Learning and we were all set to build some "stuff". Even if you have not ever touched a hammer to wood before, you could complete the projects with your children in this Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit.
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So I say to pass the hammer on to the next generation! The Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit is super kid-friendly and includes step by step instructions for seven fun projects! If you are a parent who is unsure how to hold a hammer or build these projects, there are wonderful notes and tips in the included guide.

The guide covers the essentials of hammering and safety for your children. The guide explain the proper way to drive a nail into a piece of wood and how to hold the included tools properly. 

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Simple Wood Projects for Kids

You’ll be amazed at how fast your little carpenter gains the skills to complete the sevenprojects that include a coin bank, bird feeder, plane, pencil holder, train, name plate and letter holder. My young daughters who love to craft were ready to be new carpenters in no time at all.

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Every project encouraged my girls to build! The counting, measuring, and problem-solving that that went hand and hand with the woodworking projects also helped my daughters in other areas of their young lives. The Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit included all the pre-cut pieces needed to make all seven awesome projects from start to finish! There is no need for a drill or saw as these projects are all completely kid-friendly.

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Woodworking Benefits

  • Eye-hand Coordination
  • Dexterity/Fine Motor
  • Independence
  • Conceptualization
  • Knowledge of tools and materials
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This was a great indoor activity for my girls and I to bond and for the girls to bond as sisters this spring. They worked well together and took turns hammering and lining up the wood pieces for their specific projects. The instructions showed each step of the building in clear, up-close diagrams, so I really only needed to supervise and encourage my girls. They only asked me for assistance a couple of times and I think that is because I am a bit stronger than they are.

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I was so pleased with the Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit because it took my daughters away from all their media obsessions. I was happy to get them away from these unproductive activities and get them involved in doing something productive.

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If you are looking for a great spring project for your children and you want to limit media, I would recommend a small projects like building a birdhouse. It doesn't have to be built in a single day either. You and your children can follow the instructions and complete the project in time for the birds to lay their eggs! Woodworking is a great opportunity to teach needed skills, responsibility and finishing tasks. And, your kids will pick up a new productive hobby!

This Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit post has been sponsored by Lakeshore Learning. All opinions are mine alone.

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