Simple & Easy DIYWoodworking Projects For Kids

11 Woodworking Projects For Kids: Quick & Easy Wood Crafts

In the world we are living in, children are either tuned to their iPads, iPods or televisions and most parents are wondering how to get them out of the mundane to the productive activities.

One of the most interesting things you could possibly introduce your kids to is the art of woodworking. There are so many unique and interesting ideas woodworking projects for kids that are bound to excite the kids and all you have to do is get started.

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Creating their own crafts will make them feel a pride of achievement and it will be so satisfying they won’t be able to stop.

As an adult, you probably already know the joy that comes with woodworking and how much of an educating and useful hobby it can be. What you might not know is that it can be an awesome activity for the entire family and especially for the kids.

Toys Wood Baby

Toys Wood Baby

Kids love making things, they feel full of pride once they make them and that is what you want them to feel.

It’s a given that you might feel it’s a bit dangerous for the little ones but as long as you will be there to guide them and supervise, it will be nothing short of fun. Using property safety equipment will help with that worry as well.

You see, one of the most rewarding things about woodwork is that you make things you get to use and see for many years to come, as a matter of fact, you even get bragging rights.

Homemade puzzles for kids via Happy Hooligans

Homemade puzzles for kids via Happy Hooligans

All you need is to find the right woodworking project for kids, which might not be that easy but you just have to think of the things kids use most or those that kids enjoy using then you will have ideas.

If you are looking for a new way to bond with the kids and bring them together, woodworking projects are the best solution because all of you will learn a skill in the process.

The Tools And Hardware

TOOL POUCH via POPULAR MECHANICS

TOOL POUCH via POPULAR MECHANICS

Try not to get cheap tools because kids are still kids and chances are they will be broken before you know and you will need to replace. Buy some quality tools that will feel comfortable to hold but also get the basic tools as some are usually just unnecessary.

If the kids are beginners, box nails with a big head are the best choice until they are able to comfortably drive them through wood. Get an assortment of them.

CORDLESS TOOLS via POPULAR MECHANICS

CORDLESS TOOLS via POPULAR MECHANICS

You can use a drill and a driver so as to speed up some projects depending on what you are making and your kids’ age but kids enjoy using power tools and with you to help them, the project will run smooth. You can also get clamps but they are not an absolute necessity.​

Younger Kids

Some of the easiest kids woodworking projects can be made using Popsicle sticks. You can begin saving some and the best part about these is that you won’t need to use a saw or a drill. All you will use is a strong glue and you can make almost anything. Below is a really easy project for the young ones.

Popsicle Stick Lantern

A Japanese Lantern made from Lolly Stick Slats via Creativ Company

A Japanese Lantern made from Lolly Stick Slats via Creativ Company

For this you will need a few wood Popsicle sticks, wax papers, stickers to decorate, felt pen and glue.

Stick four sticks together to create a square and make four such squares. Cut the wax papers to fit the squares leaving a margin of about ½ an inch on all sides, glue the papers to the sticks, fold those margin edges and glue them as well.

Leave one edge unfolded on each frame. Make a base using popsicle sticks as well and make it the same size as the rest. Glue the edges you had lefty unglued on the four frames together and then glue the base.

You can decorate as you and the kids like then place your candle in and watch your handiwork.

Popsicle/Craft Sticks Wind Chimes

COUNTING POPSICLE STICK PUZZLES via POWERFUL MOTHERING

COUNTING POPSICLE STICK PUZZLES via POWERFUL MOTHERING

They will not only make some pretty sound around a breeze, they will also look amazing as they wave in the wind. You can also use craft sticks. Ask the kids to paint ten crafts sticks with different colors.

On five sticks, put a line of glue, place a string on that line then place another stick on top so the string is in the middle.

Let it dry then place some glue on another unpainted craft stick then place it horizontally on top of the other five strings. Don’t let it hang too long to avoid tangling.

Place another stick on top of it just like the rest so the strings are sandwiched between and once its dry, hang outside and let the wind do the rest.

Train With Tracks

wooden toy train plans via hard85gmr

wooden toy train plans via hard85gmr

Your young kids will absolutely love this. You will need three wooden box, six pieces of pasta wagon-wheels and a wooden spool. Have the kids paint the blocks then glue them together and place some cotton on the spool for smoke.

For the track, you can use craft sticks or Popsicle sticks and stick them on a strip of cardboard a little wider than they are. You can create a few tracks to an ultimate experience.

Jumbo Wooden Dice

DIY Lawn Yahtzee Dice via Massive Sway Powered By The SITSGirls

DIY Lawn Yahtzee Dice via Massive Sway Powered By The SITSGirls

Cut two large wooden blocks and have the kids paint them in different colors on different sides. The kids will love to paint.

Get a variety of paper colors and punch circles for the dice dots. Glue the papers on the blocks and voila, something the kids will play with.

The Wooden Door Sign

Baby Birth Stats Wood Sign via Etsy

Baby Birth Stats Wood Sign via Etsy

This is an easy but equally challenging project for kids that they will be able to do. What you will need is a piece of sandpapered wood but it can have jugged edges if you want to have a rustic look.

On the back of the sign, you can either fix a hook or you can punch two holes to hang the sign using string. You can let the kids decorate as they please or you can go with a message, your names or a quote you like. You can even use graffiti to decorate.

Older Kids

A Baseball Cap Rack

Little League Baseball Softball Hat Rack Hanger 5 Hooks via Etsy

Little League Baseball Softball Hat Rack Hanger 5 Hooks via Etsy

A baseball cap rack is one of those really cool things you can make out of wood, the boys will love it. You can use wooden spools to make it.

Maintain the base of one spool but remove the rest, stack them over each other the fix some hooks at different positions. You can paint your choice of color and decorate with anything the kids like to enhance the look.

You can then hand it in their room where they can hang their baseball caps.

Birdhouse

DIY Birdhouse via Rebecca's Bird Gardens

DIY Birdhouse via Rebecca's Bird Gardens

A birdhouse is one of the most popular wood crafts for kids projects and probably everyone has done it at some point in their life. This is an easy project that the kids will enjoy a lot and you should make one that really stands out from the rest.

You will need very little amount of wood, like a sheet of plywood or less. As simple as the project is, take your child through the process, even if it goes past one day but it will teach them how to be responsible and the importance of finishing what they start.

DIY Birdhouse via Rebecca's Bird Gardens

DIY Birdhouse via Rebecca's Bird Gardens

You can either start your bird house project with a kit and you will have everything ready. They are usually quite easy to assemble and the kids will love it.

However, if the kids are more grown up and can take on the challenge, you can build a bird house from scratch.​

A Hanging Garden

DIY Hanging Garden via HomeMade Modern

DIY Hanging Garden via HomeMade Modern

Here, you get to decorate your home and do a project with the kids. You can also plant herbs or succulents together once you are done. The project is very easy for you and the kids to do together and you can get the full tutorial here.

Stationery Storage

Mason Jar Holder via Etsy

Mason Jar Holder via Etsy

Pencils, pens and erasers can get messy around the house but you can help the kids stay organized by creating storage with them. This is a great project for kids and all you will need is some planks and some mason jars.

The process will be so easy because all you need is to paint the plank to your liking then attach the jars with some hooks and place each piece of stationery according to how you plan the jars.

Wooden Book Ends

Wood Stump Bookends via the nourished nook

Wood Stump Bookends via the nourished nook

These will prove very handy for the kids while arranging their books on the shelf. All you actually need is to hack some block of wood that is heavy enough to hold the weight of a few books then let the kids paint them or decorate according to their liking.

Each kid can have a different color.

Jelly Bean Dispenser

Make a candy dispenser via Boys'Life

Make a candy dispenser via Boys'Life

This is among the favorite woodworking kids projects and the reward will be even better once the installation is complete. You can get the full tutorial here but the project is very easy.

Conclusion

These are just some of the projects you can try with the kids but you can also get creative and come up with some new ideas.​

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