As with any hobby or extra-curricular activity, teaching a child how to do woodwork needs to be approached with caution and extreme attentiveness. First of all, you should never leave a child unaccompanied when they are working with tools and machinery of any kind. Until a child reaches a certain age, always supervise their projects.
Here are a few suggestions for first woodworking projects
Some larger woodworking projects for kids to also consider building are: bunk beds, a cradle, or a backyard playhouse. The backyard playhouse is my personal favorite because it will take a little time to build, the kids will help build it, and then they will spend hours and hours enjoying it while the weather is nice outside. For girls (or for fathers / grandfathers to build and give as a gift to his daughter / granddaughter) my favorites are the dollhouse kits. If you’re a father or grandfather and you build one of the wooden dollhouse kits with your daughter or granddaughter, I assure you she will treasure it always. Boys may find a mail truck bank kit or a buckboard wagon kit fun to build from wood.
Woodworking projects for kids are things that give kids a sense of pride, by making something from their own hands. These creations can be kept in their rooms or any part of the house as decorative pieces.
If you are wondering how you can stimulate your child’s creativity why not try to do a woodworking project with your kids. Children love to play with tools and create stuff, but many parents don’t have much confidence in their child being able to work with tools responsibly.
Parents can help their kids in deciding which project to do. Kids usually will want to make something big, but this may be outside their skill set at the present. So you should choose something that is attractive enough that they want to do it and yet also simple and practical for them so that they can actually finish it.
Bird Feeder – another easy project.
Bird House – this has the added advantage that once complete, it can be attached to a tree and can be enjoyed over and over again as birds are attracted to it.
Woodworking can be great fun for children. Not only it can also stimulate and encourage creativity. Many it is a difficult task for children. But everything depends on you.
Begin With a Small, Easy Project