Woodworking Projects You Can Build With Your Kids

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Do you enjoy building any type of woodworking project? How about teaching your kids how to work with their hands by building something crafty? As parents we like to be able to pass down certain traditions to our children.
Now if you’re not the creative type when it comes to working with wood, don’t sweat it we all have to start somewhere. Now depending on how young your child is there are a few things to keep in mind.
Kids 5 and under don’t have the patience for certain things.
For example these are things I did not like to do:

use sand paper ( I would sand for about 7 seconds at the most )
saw ( especially with a very dull hand saw )

The things I loved to do:

Hammer ( I think all kids love that )
Glue
Drill
Clamp

In any case try something simple at first like a simple napkin holder made from three or four pieces that you pre-cut for them. Pre-drill nail holes for them as well. They get to put some glue on it and bang some nails. When the holder is together they can paint it with all the colors of the rainbow.
However if your kids are little bit older maybe between 7 and 10, I would say building a bird house would be your best bet. Why because you’re teaching them how to build a square box from scratch, and chances are you can complete it within a couple of hours. A good mother’s day project you could do on a Saturday afternoon.
Another suggestion would be a child’s toolbox. You can build this with your child and make it a birthday gift for someone, fill it with some tools and maybe inscribe their name on it.
As you get more advanced and your kids have a few projects under their belt, you can move up to building a picnic table for kids.
This kind of general project consists of basically cutting the pieces of wood to size, marking the spot that the holes need to be drilled, drilling the holes as well as putting the sections together. Simple enough that you can construct it with all hand tools
At this point I would stay away from power tools for safety sake, use hand tools to start with. The idea is to teach your kids from the beginning using basic concepts, start small and work your way up.
Just remember if your kids show an interest in woodworking or anything for that matter, it’s our responsibility as parents to show them the best way we know how and to point them in the right direction.

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Thank you for reading the article above. Many important points you need to know.
Have you ever:
– Wanted to build something, because you cannot find it “retail”?
– Thought of making something custom for a specific need?
– Struggled to find detailed plans to build your dream project?

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