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Forum topic by steopa posted 11-29-2010 07:55 PM 1035 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-29-2010 07:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: simple kid project

Every year our town elementary school has a craft day where the kids get to make neat little presents to give to friends and family. I would like to be able to a small project with the kids related to woodworking (no, they won’t be using the bandsaw…). Ideally it would be something that I could create the parts beforehand and let them assemble and decorate at school – an elementary school wood kit if you will.

I made a birdhouse with my daughter in the past which was a great success, but I was wondering if any of you might have some other simple ideas for me to share with the kids.

Thanks for your help!

- Steve

-- Steopa

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#1 posted 11-29-2010 07:57 PM

little pre-cut tool boxes

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#2 posted 11-29-2010 08:09 PM

Coasters, wooden spoon people,clothes peg clipboards,

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 08:19 PM

Maybe some puzzles or linkin logs type thing.

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 08:28 PM

When I was in that age group we did a Step Stool, I still have it and use it.
It was really simple. A top, two sides and a cross brace. all made out of a 1×10 or so.

Also some of the big box stores have kids days, you could look in to those and steal their ideas. I am drawing a blank as to what they have made.

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#5 posted 11-29-2010 10:15 PM

When I was young my dad cut out all the parts to make a coaster to hold a hot plate. It was a wood frame that fit 4 small tiles on the top. It required wood working and also the tiles added something else… I remember it being a hit with the moms and dads…

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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