My 3 Year Old Daughters First Woodworking Project Scrapbot-100

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Project by Scott Dirt Road Woodworks posted 12-04-2014 04:10 PM 2691 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is 3 and a half years old and she loves to come out to the shop with me. I had been wondering what we could make together for a long time, but then I found this. I thought what could be a better first project for her? She likes robots she likes my shop these seem simple and they are really cute.
I did all the cuts and rounded the arms on the router. She drilled the holes on the drill press, helped sand and after the linseed oil dried she fed the bungee cords through to hold the arms, legs, and head on. She is almost as proud of her new robot as I am that she made it.


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#1 posted 12-04-2014 04:25 PM

Outstanding! I see more projects for her in the future.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 04:26 PM

That’s awesome. Definitely a fun project for the little ones. (and Daddy)

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 04:37 PM

I probably had the most fun. Lol


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#4 posted 12-04-2014 05:17 PM

dig it way cool

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 09:12 PM

That is a fantastic idea!
I have been looking for something to build with the grandkiddos.
This is perfect!


-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 10:14 PM

The big blue box store has project kits for the little ones, as does HD.

That is where we got the school bus kits (Lows)

Hammer, nails, paint, whoopeee! :-)
Have fun.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 12:06 AM

fivecodys the credit goes to I got the idea from them, and I agree it was an amazing idea for a kids project. It’s a fun toy too.

MT_Stringer I like that bus and those kids look like they had a blast. I had no idea about these for kids projects. I will look into them more. this being her first project I don’t think I would have used those packaged ones. This being made my her and I only I feel makes it more special for a first project. I donno maybe I’m just weird. I might do a few of those prepackaged ones with the kids soon though.


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#8 posted 12-05-2014 12:40 AM

That’s a great looking robot! I’m sure she’s very proud of it! Ya gotta start them rugrats early, I always say!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 01:58 AM

You are doing both of you a huge favor. Excellent job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 02:42 AM

I love it. You said that she was proud. I bet she was and can just imagine her smile. Well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 03:01 PM

great project… love it.

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