Kids Woodworking Projects
at Home Depot

It's a bit of a secret, but Home Depot offers free woodworking projects for children on the first Saturday of every month.

Wooden project kits and simple tools (hammers, wood glue, sandpaper) are supplied for free. Projects are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once they are out, they are out!


On your first visit, they will give you a kid-sized Home Depot apron. Upon completion of the wood project, you will receive a pin. The pins are are meant to be attached to the apron so you can keep track of which projects you've done.

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"Kids Workshop" is geared towards children ages 5 through 12 and parents are expected to stay and help their child. Young children will need help reading the instructions and parents may need to hold pieces together while the child hammers (watch out for those fingers). Older children can usually finish the project on their own.


Projects are simple and can usually be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. Some branches will have the projects done outdoors, while other branches may have a room designated for young DIY'ers.

Some projects done in the past include:
  dump truck
  fire truck
  art easel,
  bird house,
  tinker box,
  picture frame,
  tool box,
  and more!

Home Depot offers these Kid Workshops so parents and their children can enjoy constructive, quality time together. It's also a way to lure the Dads into the store so they can pick up a few hardware items for their home.

Check out the next woodworking project in the Home Depot web site.

Sample Instructions for Bird House