One of the easiest and most practical woodworking projects for many people to start with is a birdhouse. You can build birdhouses in an infinite variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, many of which are designed specifically to house particular species of birds. You can find lots of different plans available or even design a birdhouse of your own.
First and foremost, we need to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the project. This doesn’t just apply to the children; it applies equally to the adults.
So what would make a good woodworking project for kids?
Age is sometimes an issue, but young kids of any age can help with a project. Pick something basic, such as an easy shelf, a small chair or a bird house. Ask your child what he or she would like to make. Parents should always have some involvement in the woodworking projects with the kids. Pencil boxes, pen holders, small boxes and toys are some other projects that are quite easy to do. Kids love them because they can be used for storing their own pens and pencils, etc. and can show them off to their friends. They can also make frames for photos or displays for various small items, etc.
To make sure your child stays focused and stays clear of danger you have to pick a woodworking project that the child understands. It has to be simple, clearly laid out and executable in one day, preferably within hours..
Finally, birdhouses are great woodworking projects to build for fun and also for profit. You can sell them locally, online, at craft shows, in consignment shops, or even right from your front yard. They also make a great gift for grandparents and others.
The biggest inhibition is that many are down right scared that accidents might occur.
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.
Toy box – can you ever have enough toy boxes? You never know, having made their own toy box, they might actually be inclined to use it! There’s a novel thought.
Working with wood is really fun for kids but it also has some other benefits that parents might not normally consider. For example, when working on a wood project, kids get in touch with their creative side. Kids also use some of the skills they learn in school like basic math, geometry and logical order (depending on how simple or complicated the project is).