Let’s face it, kids today usually spend way too much time in front of the t.v. watching cartoons or other kids programs. And if not in front of the t.v. then maybe on their computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet browsing on the net, and don’t get me started on what they might find there if left unsupervised for too long.
If you are a parent looking to spend good quality time with your kids, why not do some cool wood projects for kids together? These activities with your children not only create the opportunity for good parenting and quality time together, but it also helps your child to develop useful DIY woodworking skills.
It can also help them build their self-esteem as you create opportunities for them to show you what they can do. Kids today are creative by nature and you can help them channel that creativity and convert it into something productive just by providing them with the right sized kids tools. You will soon find out that they are more than capable of participating in a variety of wood building, assembly and home improvement projects. DIY woodworking projects can also be an opportunity for your child to express his or her ideas while strengthening family ties.
Through DIY woodworking projects your child will learn to follow through step by step instructions and build on their knowledge of practical mathematics as they will have to learn measurements, the amount of screws and nails needed to finish the project etc. They will also learn about the different tools needed to complete each assignment i.e. a screwdriver to screw nails in. They will also learn how planes and shapes fit together, planning and how to use their kids tools in a safe and effective way to complete the project.
Doing wood projects for kids is so much more than a simple hobby, as it is a mini-school at home that brings the entire family together in order to build something useful and fun.
So as your kids get older, their handy DIY Woodworking skills will allow them to become more independent and confident about themselves in many settings. Perhaps they may make it their profession someday.
Here are a list of a few cool wood projects for kids that you can do together.
Even though making a sailboat with your child can be kind of a tedious and time consuming project, the real joy of getting your child involved in this DIY woodwork project is the final product. The part when your child gets to take the wooden sailboat to the water, the joy on his or her face will make all that time and effort worth your while. You won’t regret the time invested in this project with your child, so why not give it a try?
I think every kid would like to help their dad or mom out by fixing something. I can’t think of any better woodworking project than to help your child build their own toolbox. It not only give them something to work on but will help them carry their own kid’s tools. A kid’s tool box project doesn’t have to be as complicated as the sailboat idea but it’s a useful and simple project that you and your child can enjoy doing together.
Want to keep your child mesmerized for hours watching birds fly in to their finished project? A birdhouse woodworking project will most likely give you these results. It’s very simple to make and perfect for woodworking beginners. Your child will be amused to see birds fly in to their finished project that you both made together.
A Step Stool
This is another simple and very useful project that you can enjoy doing with your child. The step stool will also help your child reach the sink to brush their teeth or a book shelf etc. Even though just buying a step stool is a whole lot easier to do, it’s more fun to build one with your child. This simple woodworking project will give your child a sense of accomplishment, knowing that he can now reach things just like the big kids.
It’s an excellent project to get your child interested in building projects, and it will also provide your child a nice place to sit when they’re outside playing in the garden. A kids picnic table woodworking project is a great opportunity for you and your child to bond and help them build their DIY skills.
A Dog House
Well this is sort of a bigger woodworking project for older kids, ideally ages 10+, but it can be a really fun one for the whole family. Even if you purchase a self -assemble dog house, it can be a great bonding experience for you and your kids. Your kids will not only be happy with helping you assemble it for your family pet, but you can also have them help you paint it. This woodworking project will not only boost your kids sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, but will improve their woodworking skills. I’m sure that the family dog will be very happy too.
A Chunky Wooden Planter
This is another simple woodworking project that you can get your kids involved in, as it is perfect for woodworking beginners. Again your child could help you assemble this new addition to your house garden. All you need is a hammer, pencil, ruler, measuring tape and a drill (It’s up to you to decide whether you kid is old enough to use a power tool). A chunky wooden planter will help your child develop their planning, measuring and practical mathematics skills. They will be proud to say to their family and friends that they helped build that new house garden feature.
These are just a few of the many brilliant DIY woodworking ideas that you and your child can do together. As we’ve already mentioned earlier, it’s so much more than a parent -child bonding experience, it teaches them useful skills that they can use later in life. More importantly, it brings the family together and keeps kids out of trouble. If you’re a parent who is looking for ways to spend quality time with your child, DIY woodworking projects is a great idea for this.