Carpentry for Kids

Are your children in need of a carpentry/handyman elective?  Do they enjoy swinging a hammer and bringing a new item home?  Do you like FREE?  Then check out the children's projects at Home Depot and Lowe's each month.

On the first Saturday of each month Home Depot offers a FREE workshop for kids to complete from 9AM to 12PM.  There is no need to register ahead of time.  When we lived in Maryland this was something my dad took our two oldest to and they all really enjoyed that time together.  My kids still have their aprons with the pins for each project attached to them.  Some of the projects have been kept or re-purposed over time. 

So, the kids and I headed over to Home Depot Saturday morning for the Kid's Workshop and were surprised to find it set up outside with booths, a bounce house, free hot dogs, an ambulance and police car.  October is Fire Safety Month and it is their big annual event.  Instead of doing the project indoors, we worked on the project outside and enjoyed the other activities as well.  It was a great way to get back into the habit of coming to the workshops and it was the first time our twins participated in building something with a hammer and nails.

Each kit contains the necessary parts and clear instructions.  The older two completed
the project independently while our twins did it with a little assistance from Mom.

We now have four wooden fire trucks to play with around the house.

We enjoyed free hot dogs and bottled water before leaving.

 November 3rd will be a turkey napkin holder.

Lowe's also has kid's workshops each month.  Though I have never been to them, I wanted to pass on the information in case you have a Lowe's nearby.  Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics are free to the public and occur every other Saturday at 10am.  Registration opens a few weeks before each clinic's date and can fill up quickly.  They are from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  The October 13th clinic is already full in Houston, but there are openings for their October 27th clinic. 


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