Here are some cool woodworking projects for kids

Toddlers and little children love being busy all day long and, as much as I love kids, this could prove quite exhausting for a person who also has a full-time job. And while extracurricular activities like swimming, ballet, and dancing are all social activities, they won’t help you bond with your kid. In fact, it will only keep him or her busy while you’re also busy trying to provide for the family.

In my experience so far I’ve learned that children can be pleased with little, as long as they have their parents by their side. So next time you think you’re too tired of helping them with their homework or listen to their day, think again. All they require is your constant love and affection, and that comes for free.

So, if you are really trying to bond with your children and create a special connection between you, why not appeal to some easy DIY projects? There are countless tutorials available on the Internet that will help you build small things and require little of your budget.

Woodworking projects for kids are fun and easy to do, and here is everything you need to know about them.

Safety measures

Before jumping to any DIY project you need to put your children’s safety first. And while helmets and protective suits are out of the question, you may want to use a pair of special working gloves or goggles for the eyes. Also, do not allow them to handle needles and hammers on their own, even when they seem like they can. Apart from being extremely heavy, hammers can be dangerous too. The same goes for needles, so avoid everything that looks sharp or dangerous.

If any of your DIY wood projects calls for the use of hammers and needles, it is best to secure this part yourself. Keep the children away or, better yet, reduce to the minimum the use of these materials.


What can your children build?

If handled correctly, wood is one of the most resourceful materials in the world. It is durable and quite easy to carve and can turn into spectacular shapes with the right set of tools and a pair of good hands.

I suggest starting off with simple projects like building a bookshelf, especially for your child’s books.

Boxes and birdhouses are the next things that can be built rather easy and with the minimum of effort. You will find most of the blueprints and the plans you require online, so all you have to do is stick to the instructions.

After the woodwork is done, make sure to have your kids paint it accordingly or even recreate another piece for further learning.

Every decent workshop should have these tools


If you decide to invest in a great workshop, you should know that this is an excellent idea that allows you to engage in interesting home projects. Moreover, you get to spend little on these improvements with the help of some basic tools. Even if you need to do small repairs in your garage or you have to build some shelves, there are some tools that are mandatory for any handyman.

For example, if you take a look at, you’ll notice that the first object you need to consider is a good power drill. There are endless situations where this instrument applies, such as drilling holes, driving screws, and fixing bolts. Owning a drill press shortens the amount of time you spend on a project almost to have, compared to using simple hand tools.



Depending on your needs and personal preferences, you can get a tool that isn’t so pricey. However, a cordless unit comes in handy especially if you don’t have much space in your workshop or if you need to make repairs in hard-to-reach spots. You should check for models that recharge fast or feature two batteries.

Another good tool is the circular saw that you can use to cut lumber or plywood. Since this instrument is rather important, you should avoid cheap versions and opt for 15-amp saws.

You can’t have a decent workshop without a level. This instrument is used especially for carpentry projects so if you’re planning some future home remodeling, you’ll be glad to have it in your box of tools. It can be bought in different shapes and sizes so make sure to get more than one if you need to.

The first thing you need when thinking about a fixing or making a change in your hose is the measuring tape. Therefore, get a 25-foot product that is outfitted with a 1-inch wide tape and you’re good to go. You can take it with you because it doesn’t occupy much space in your pocket or car torpedo.



If you’ve never used a stud finder, now it’s the perfect time to do so. You can choose between several good models on the market, but battery-operated Zircon units tend to provide excellent performance without exceeding your budget. Plus, they provide accurate results for ceilings and drywall walls.

If your house has thicker plaster walls, set the stud finder on metal-sensing mode and you’ll find every nail used to affix wood laths to studs.

It’s best to have a hammer or even more than one because these come in handy if you need to remove nails from all sorts of surfaces. It’s advised to purchase a curved model made of steel or fiberglass for excellent results.