Woodworking projects for kids

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Woodworking projects for kids

Postby Gidon Yuval » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:29 am

At my youngest sons school (he's nine years old) the first hour on Fridays is dedicated to "special interests". About 20 parents come to the school and teach all kinds of things that are not part of the school curriculum so as to enrich the learning experienc. One parent teaches Spanish, another parent teaches Origami and so on. The kids are given a list of the different 'courses' at the beginning of the year and each one decides which 'course' he or she would like to take.

Those of you who know me will have guessed that I teach woodworking. Simple little projects the kids can make with basic hand tools. Our first project is a simple bird house made of 4 m"m plywood and 1cm X 1cm X 3cm pine pieces.
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Our next project will be a simple stool.

If any of you guys have any ideas for projects that you think the kids could make then please post them here.
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Re: Woodworking projects for kids

Postby mike d » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:32 am

thats neat
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Re: Woodworking projects for kids

Postby SchreiberBike » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:08 pm

I picked up this book at the library http://www.amazon.com/Woodshop-Kids-Jack-McKee/dp/1884894534/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231434256&sr=1-1 and it's very good. It gave me some ideas for things to do with my eight year old daughter. One of the ideas I got was to cut up a bunch of scraps which she can use to assemble doll house furniture.

I like to have her in the shop with but there's little she can do much of the time.

I'm also hoping to make a set of "Builder Boards" for my nephews.
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