You may be looking for cool and fun woodworking projects for kids, but perhaps wondering about how to choose a project that is age appropriate for your own child. If this is your case, maybe I can give you some neat woodworking project ideas and suggestions, that you and your child can enjoy doing together.
Building a birdhouse seems to be a family favorite and is one of the coolest and easiest woodworking projects for kids. You can even spend some time helping your kids paint and decorate it once the project is finished. You really don’t need to use a lot of materials or tools to complete this project, and it’s good fun for the whole family.
Maybe you can enjoy making a wooden spoon together or a wooden table mat to place hot saucepans on, when at the dinner table. These are simple and useful woodworking projects that you can do with your kids for the kitchen. They can take pride in telling their friends and family that they made these things for their mum at the dinner table. It’s a really cool project to do with your kids and once it’s finished it makes a good topic of conversation for your dinner guests.
Another neat woodworking for kids idea is to make a safebox, again a very simple and useful project that you can do together with your child. The good thing about this project is that your child can use this safe box to store things they hold dear to them, items of perhaps sentimental value. This project may give your child a sense of growing up and security once it’s finished.
Toy Race Car
Building a toy race car ranks one of the top woodworking projects for kids, as it’s really fun and easy to make. An excellent project that you and your child can have fun making together and a perfect toy for your child to play with and cherish.
Wooden airplanes is another popular woodworking project to do with your kids, again it’s a very simple to make and you don’t need much to build it. Just the wooden airplane pieces and glue to hold it all together. Once the airplane is completed, you can probably paint and decorate it together. It’s a fun, fast and easy project that will probably have your child pretending to fly this plane for hours.
Shaker Carry Box
Making a shaker carry box is another simple and fun woodworking project for kids. The good thing about this project is that the carry box can be very useful to have once it’s completed. Your kids can basically put their toys in there when it’s time to clear up from playtime. A shaker carry box is not only a fun project do with them, but it’s also a very handy piece of furniture to have, when you are teaching your kids to put their toys away.
Another simple and useful woodworking project that you and your kids can enjoy doing together is making a tool tote for them, so they can put their little woodworking tools in the tool tote. It’s very easy to make and I’m sure your kids will be happy to be able to carry their tools with them wherever they go.
A bird table is also a really cool and simple woodworking project that you can enjoy doing with your kids. It’s really easy to make and it’s the perfect bird feeder, especially in the winter time. Once this project is finished, I’m sure your kids will be mesmerized with the birds and wildlife that the bird feeder will attract. Perhaps something you can both enjoy watching indoors while sipping a nice hot cocoa.
Maybe you haven’t been able to do some woodworking projects with your young ones because they might not have an extra workbench in your workshop. This is another woodworking project that you can enjoy doing with your kids, so they can imitate how you work if your profession is carpentry. It’s really fun and easy to make with your young ones. That way they can mimic you using their kids tools after their workbench project is finished.
When I was a kid, I remember helping my dad build a wooden go-cart when I was growing up, this is more of a bigger project to do with your parent. But it’s a perfect opportunity to develop your child’s creativity and woodworking skills. What is really cool about helping your child build a wooden go-Kart is the downhill test runs. It will be something that you’re kids will enjoy riding for years to come.
A Tree House
If you have the time to get into a bigger project with your older kids, a really cool one is building a treehouse. Even though this is a little more of an ambitious project because it will really put your woodworking skills to the test. But not only do you get more of a chance to bond with your kids, but it’s also a project that the whole family can enjoy doing together. It’s definitely a top woodworking project worth doing, because your kids will enjoy having a really cool hideout to share with their friends and you can be a part of their little tree house club too — if your kids let you that is.
These are just a few awesome ideas on woodworking projects for kids, that will not only help your kids develop their woodworking skills, but also help you spend more quality time with them. Perhaps it may help them develop the necessary skills to channel their creativity and put it to good use. They can learn how to use the right tools for the different tasks, learn about measurements and practical mathematical calculations in order to complete their project. Woodworking projects can help your kids to be more independent as they grow older, and be able to apply these acquired skills to do DIY’s around their own house one day. The time you spend with your kids is invaluable and doing woodworking projects together is a perfect opportunity to discover your child’s true potential.