Many non-DIY parents tremble in fear at trying woodworking crafts with their kids. Other parents shy from the cost. Free wood craft kits and projects, though? Leading home improvement stores offer free kids clinics to make wood crafts every month.
These wood craft kits are very easy to do. If you can use a hammer to drive a nail, you can build these projects with your kids and if something goes wrong, the clinic leaders are there to help.
Woodworking crafts teach children tool safety and help kids become familiar with handling basic tools. These clinics build kids' confidence with a terrific sense of accomplishment once each project is completed. Your kids will enjoy giving their hand-made creations as gifts to grandparents, aunts and uncles, too.
No fuss, no muss, no expense.
Lowes Build and Grow offers clinics. Search for the nearest store on-line, check the dates for the next clinic or see this month's wood craft project(s) by following the link below. Clinics are offered once and sometimes twice each month. You can sign up for the clinics on-line, but walk-ins are welcome. Kids receive a work apron and safety goggles at their first clinic. With every completed project, kids receive a certificate and a themed project patch.
Home Depot Kids Workshops are offered the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Follow the resource link below to search for a store near you and see this month's wood craft project. Kids receive a work apron and they earn achievement pins upon project completion.
No Lowes or Home Depot near you? Ace Hardware doesn't offer in-store clinics, but they do have super easy kids projects available on-line. You probably already have most of the materials on hand and if not, the supplies are inexpensive. See the link below for details.
Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H'ers may be able to use these projects in their programs! Leaders, talk to the clinic's staff to ask about the store possibly hosting a project during one of your meetings.