Kid's Woodworking Projects
A series of interesting and entertaining projects that kids as young as 7 can make all by themselves (mostly)
The projects in this series were first made by the students at the Clear Spring School, a small independent school in Northwest Arkansas. When my daughter Lucy was a student there, I developed a woodworking program called Wisdom of the Hands. It recognizes the importance of integrating the head and hands in the development of intelligence for all students. My daughter is now in college, but woodworking remains a favorite activity throughout the school. The direct, hands-on problem-solving that goes on in the woodshop helps the kids in all their other classes.
We plan to add more projects like these in the weeks ahead. But these three should get you and your kids or grandkids started.
|A Small Bench
Originally designed as a seat for preschoolers and made from oak, this bench can also be made from pine. The kids at Clear Spring School used pocket screws to attach the top, but it can be nailed or screwed in place.
Check Out the Bench
A Small Box