Kids will appreciate the time you spend with them, and many years later, will still look back at those beautiful moments and cherish them. There is very little that is more satisfying for both parents and children than engaging in DIY projects and completing a piece of work together. These projects can be anything from gardening to cooking, painting, or even woodwork.
Believe us when we say that creating a DIY project with your little kids, and putting the creation to good use will solidify the bond you have with your children. Not only will you and your children spend quality time, but your little kids will also pick up skills that will be useful to them later in life. Your children will also have the opportunity to let their imagination run wild, while also learning how to handle tools in a safe and proper way. Also, at the end of your project, you will have an awesome DIY creation which you can use in your home.
DIY projects are aptly named because they require little to no professionalism or prior knowledge. Most times, all that is needed is a basic guide to follow, some tools, wood from Rockin’ Wood, sweat, and determination!
Here are some fun DIY projects you can engage in with your kids:
- Wood projects
- Science projects
- Garden projects
Some DIY projects are simple and can be completed in a very short time, while others require a more careful approach, and will take longer to complete. It all depends on what you and your children want to create. If your DIY project requires the use of some mechanized or power tools, it is extremely important that you put safety first and make sure that your kids are always under adult supervision. Before beginning any DIY project, you should first go through a guide and find out the tools and supplies you will need. After purchasing the tools and supplies, you can then carry on with creating.
Some DIY projects are simple and can be completed in a very short time, while others require a more careful approach, and will take longer to complete. It all depends on what you and your children want to create. If your DIY project requires the use of some mechanized or power tools, it is extremely important that you put safety first and make sure that your kids are always under adult supervision.
Before beginning any DIY project, you should first go through a guide and find out the tools and supplies you will need. After purchasing the tools and supplies, you can then carry on with creating.
How much experience Do You Need to Get Into Woodworking?
One of the good things about woodwork is that almost anybody can try their hand at DIY crafts. As long as you carefully follow all safety procedures and use the right tools, you should be good to go. Don’t be afraid to try using hand tools. There are so many great instructional videos out there, you can get a great education on using power tools right in your own home.
That being said, woodwork is something that anyone of almost any age can engage themselves with. This makes it a perfect bonding activity for you and your kids. If you are enthusiastic about woodwork, you can take the time to pass on your enthusiasm to your kids.
In this article, you will find 10 simple DIY wood projects you can embark on with your kids. The best part is that you don’t need to be a professional or skilled carpenter to craft these pieces.
Wooden Planter Box
This simple project will have your child excited about learning more about woodwork, and also creates an opportunity to start up another DIY project; gardening! If your kids are into plants, this is a great way for you to kick off their summer vacation. Once you have your wood and tools ready, all you need to do is get some measurements, read some guidelines, and chip the wood away.
Depending on what size of the wooden planter and what kind you want, you can customize this wood project to suit your needs.
Source: A Crafty Spoonful
If your kids enjoy the outdoors and animals, they will be happy to bond with you while making these DIY birdhouses. This is a DIY project that is pretty simple to make, although will require that your kids be at least at intermediate woodwork level. Crafting birdhouses from wood will also help your children refine their woodwork skills.
First head out to the hardware store and purchase the necessary tools and materials, and then carefully follow the guide detailing how to measure, cut, and put together a simple birdhouse. You can make embellishments and even freestyle if you deem it fit. Your children will get the satisfaction that comes with making something from scratch, while the birds will also be rewarded with new homes.
If you have a pile of leftover scrap wood lying around, this is one of the best DIY projects you can use them for. Although this might not be the best project for beginners, your kids will be able to perfect their measuring and joining skills. Note that this project also calls for some tools and items, so you will need a stop at the hardware store to make the necessary purchases.
You and your kids can have some extra fun customizing the frames with glitters, paint, and other accessories. Gift these picture frames to friends, family, and loved ones on birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.
Kid’s Growth Chart
This is one of the easiest DIY wood projects you can embark on with your kids. Straightforward and simple to make, the ruler will come in handy for measuring your child’s growth. The best part is that you just need a straight piece of wood, a permanent marker or whatever you want to use as markings, a paint marker works great too, and a measuring tape.
Even beginner-level kids will have fun making this DIY kids’ growth ruler. You can go ahead to embellish the work as you see fit. Now, you can keep track of how much your child grows each month!
If you are already handy with woodwork and tools, you can use this opportunity to show your children how to craft workbenches. Every good woodsman has a workbench, where they store their tools and create their masterful pieces.
Your kids will have somewhere to hang up all their important little tools as they get more experienced in building things. Get a proper blueprint or guide, and create a handy workbench with your kids. Or, you can build one right from your imagination.
Making toys from wood will inspire your children to be more interested in woodwork. First, the idea of creating something they can play with is quite exciting. Second, crafting boats out of wood is easy and fun, when you carefully follow a guide. Your kids will enjoy playing with the finished product.
Purchase some colorful stencils and other arts and crafts tools, and have some fun painting and designing your child’s wooden boats to their preferred taste.
Making a hanger; clothes hanger or tie hanger is very easy. This could quite possibly be the easiest DIY project you would embark on with your kids. Once you have your preferred piece of wood, simply measure it out, and get to work, following a guide.
Now, you can conveniently hang up your ties after a long and stressful day at work.
How many times have you spent a few valuable minutes looking for your keys, or trying to sort out your car keys through the jumbled mess of keys in a bowl? No doubt, your answer is “more times than I can count”.
Nobody enjoys looking for keys, so what better thing to make with your kids than a key hanger that will be conveniently placed close to the door. Measure out the wood piece you will use to create this woodwork with your kids and get to building a simple key hanger.
Kid’s Table and Chair Set
Source: Her Toolbelt
While this might require a bit more skill and some clever craftsmanship, it is nothing you and your kids can’t handle easily. To begin, you can practice your woodwork skills by making child-sized tables. Find some simple guides to follow, and you should have a child-sized table before you know it. Now, your kids can put the table to good use.
If you are still learning the basics of woodwork and do not yet know how to handle tools, one of the easiest things you can do is wooden signs. This DIY project is so wonderful because there are limitless options for what kind of wooden sign you want to do. It could be a “welcome” sign for your front door, a “keep out” wooden sign for your child’s room, or anything else.
Buy some stencils and paint and help your kids customize the signs to make them exciting and fun.