|Project by thiel||posted 02-06-2011 06:26 AM||3210 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
My kids spend more and more time in the shop, and I’ve found that with only a little support from me, they can actually raid the scrap pile and produce their own projects. Here’s the first “almost on my own” project from my 5 year old. He did all the cutting and drilling himself, and I just drove the screws (and a couple pins when he wasn’t looking :-) and sanded the corners. Shoots a dowel-pin wrapped in blue tape.
This comes from this book: Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly: 28 Top-Secret Projects You Can Build from the Toy Inventor’s Workshop
... it is the best book I’ve found yet on accessible projects for kids in the shop. Knowing that a few of us have rugrats underfoot, I figured I’d share!
-- Laziness minus Apathy equals Efficiency