When it comes to woodworking projects, the many great ideas to come up with are just endless. You can also find many more ideas online along with all of the technical information that will you or your kids will need to complete the project.
There are many people taking pride in woodworking from small children to adults. There are people creating furniture, and decorations in the comfort of their own garage or workshop. My two younger sons and I would take our creations to our local flea market on the weekends and sell them for a hefty profit.
Woodworking is one of the best hobbies you can get your child interested in. Whether they are a girl or a boy, woodworking is fun for anyone. Woodworking is great for teaching your children various aspects of math, helps them to use their imagination when creating plans and design features for their projects, and it also helps them with their coordination and dexterity while they use each tool safely.
Common simple and practical woodworking projects to entice kids include small pieces of furniture like tables and chairs, dollhouses, beds, crayon holders, magazine racks, picture frames, etc. While simple, they will still tap into kids’ creative juices. These are simple enough to start with and for older or more experienced kids, you can decide on projects that are more complex but that can still be accomplished by the kids.
However, before doing the woodworking activities, parents should ensure that all safety related applied inside their workshop. This is to ensure that the kids can work safely without any accident. A basic knowledge on how to setup a workplace is also quite important.
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.
Well, there you have it, my suggestions to make your first kids woodworking project a resounding success.
Often, there are many books available that have only a couple wood work projects for children that are simple. The books come with Other Types of wood works of art, these books contain a series of Small Projects. THEY ARE designed specifically for children and, therefore, can be performed with a facilitator.
For most kids as well as kids that are just beginning to tap into their creativity with a woodworking project, the simpler the project the better. Older kids or those who have some experience with woodworking could probably handle more complex projects. Whatever the level of experience or inexperience, woodworking can be a great hobby for kids of all ages and give the parents something to occupy their children with especially during the summer when they are out of school.
Woodworking is a passion enjoyed by many and sometimes cost is less of a factor when you consider the satisfaction the finished product can bring. I have always tried to include my children when I do my small woodworking projects. Yes, it may make the building of the project much longer but the look in their eyes is priceless when you see the confidence it builds in them during each step of accomplishment. I found that it made them less impulsive over time and they really had to think about what they were doing. Our society now has programmed our young people to seek instant gratification from daily encounters or move on quickly to the next thrill.