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Woodworking Kits for Kids

Updated on July 30, 2017

Build it, Paint it, Play with it!

Woodworking Kits for Kids are a great way to bring the family together while making education fun.

It's a way to spend time with your children as they learn new skills. The use of real tools that are used to build projects for the family is challenging and interactive, encouraging critical thinking through hands on activities.

With each new project children increase their learning ability and advance to new levels in woodworking, craft and design. Play time turns into valuable lessons that the child can take into adulthood, while making memories with their family.

Here are a few recommended selections of pleased parents. All of the products can be found on Amazon.

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Red Toolbox Kits Caution Warning

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Red Toolbox for Birthdays, Christmas or Any Time

Building Family Time: Woodworking For Kids is the motto that Red Toolbox goes by with its customers. Like all of their kits, there is something for all ages and skill level.

Completed projects are items that are commonly used around the house or yard and can be enjoyed for many years.


Learning Objectives

Skills Developed Include





Full-Guided Bolting

(Optional) Painting and Decorating.

Poll: Wood Projects

Do you or your kids like working with wood?

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It's not just spending time with a child, but what you do with them during that time that makes it memorable.

Red Toolbox and Family Values

Red Toolbox Kids Woodworking Project Kits are great ways to bond with kids. They provide a venue for parent - child relationships that can last their entire lives.

Red Toolbox provides projects for many levels of learning along with helpful videos for more interactive ideas between adults and children. They help children learn to follow through on a something they start, and the end results are rewarding skills that can last a lifetime.

Red Toolbox Video

Woodworking can help develop relationships between parents, siblings and friends.

Red Toolbox Kids Woodworking Project Kits

Select the Project Level that is Right for Your Child

Beginning Level Project Kits

Red Toolbox Classic

from Amazon
from Amazon

Pine Wood Traditional Toolbox

Pine wood traditional toolbox with lift out tray will take paint or stain. This particular kit is at the beginners skill level, but would be appropriate for any age.

The kit comes complete with the hardware needed to finish the project, excluding paint on course. Paint it in bright colors or even personalize it for gifts.

When the box is finished it can be used for more things than just tools. Both men and women would appreciate a homemade gift like this from their child.

Turn a woodworking lesson and skill into a great homeschooling assignment for science or environmental objectives.

Who likes bugs? Kids do!

Another beginning - intermediate level project is making a bug barn with a child.

Red Toolbox Bug Barn

Red Tool Box Bug Barn
Red Tool Box Bug Barn

Made of solid wood. Clear plastic windowed sides to view interior.

Includes hinged door and latch.


Banking Skills

After building their own wooden bank, give a child their first deposit to develop the skill of banking, savings, giving and budgeting.

Red Toolbox Treasure Chest

from Amazon
from Amazon

Paintable solid wood surface.  Beginner level project.

A Favorite Among Parents & Kids - the Bulldozer

Red Toolbox Bulldozer Kit

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

More Red Toolbox Ideas

There are so many Red Toolbox kits available like:

Bird Feeders, Tool Boxes, Mini Golf Windmill,

Picture Pack, Castle and more

  • Level 1 Projects Are For Beginners Of All Ages.
  • Skills Developed Include Assembly, Gluing, Hammering, Filing, Full-Guided Bolting, And (Optional) Painting And Decorating.
  • Completed Projects Are Commonly Used Items That Can Be Enjoyed For Many Years To Come!
  • Bird feeder has open sides and rope hanger.
  • Includes all materials needed to complete the project.
  • Made of solid wood
  • Paintable wood surface
  • Includes hardware for hanging

Please Keep in Mind

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Items to Use Everyday!

A bird feeder and photo album are two of the simplest projects for kids that they can see put to use everyday.

Red Toolbox Bird Feeder

Red Tool Box Bird Feeder
Red Tool Box Bird Feeder

The Red Toolbox bird feeder has been a hit with the kids and birds, as it is one that has been made for years. It has open sides with a rope hanger and includes all materials needed to complete the project.

Made of solid wood with a surface that can be painted or left natural. It also comes with the hardware for hanging.


One of the favorite things my husband ever built was a plane for our nephews.

Red Toolbox Airplane Kit

from Amazon
from Amazon

Wooden Picture Box

A picture box is something that I've enjoyed having on my desk for years. The center cup area is perfect for pens, dry paintbrushes, make-up brushes, kitchen utensils or any tall item for that matter.

One thing to note is that although it does come with sandpaper and glue, there are additional tools required that do not come with it such as a drill, hammer or file.

Red Toolbox Picture Pack

Red Tool Box Picture Pack
Red Tool Box Picture Pack

This is a favorite and makes a great gift. I loved mine.

It's a level one kit that is four sided picture frame box that takes paint or stain.

Beginners skill level. Some hardware included. Level 1 carpentry kit for ages 8 and up.


Intermediate Kits

Red Tool Box Jewelry Case

from Amazon
from Amazon

Red Tool Box Jewelry Case

The Red Tool Box Jewelry Case is on the intermediate project level. Upon completion it can be given to a friend, parent, aunt, sister or teacher as a well thought-out gift.

Red Toolbox Go Cart

from Amazon
from Amazon

Red Toolbox Go Cart

Intermediate level kit is made of solid paintable wood. This Red Toolbox Go Cart is easy to build and is complete with 4 wheels and a friction hand brake.

Woodworking Kits are for Boys AND Girls!

Wood Kits Debate

Do you think girls like woodworking kits as well as boys? This is what a few had to say about it:

Yes, they love them too.

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Takkhis 3 years ago Why not?! They do :)

sharadkgupta lm 4 years ago yes it is like by both boys and girls.

kathysart 4 years ago For sure!

MBCOnline 4 years ago We love teaching our kids skills they can use in the future - girls and boys alike!

anonymous 4 years ago My sister is a great woodworker.

Who Else Likes Wood?

For other fun projects have children work on color pages that relate to the topic of "wood" or wood related items.


Built - Paint - Play

Build it, Paint it, Play with it Kits

This is truly a unique wood working kit that every one who makes to their own likes and interests through personal customization. It will be a one-of-a kind racer indeed!

When the project is completed the child can play with it by racing it with their friends racers.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Build, Paint, Play

Available on Amazon
Available on Amazon

4M Paint Your Own Wooden Race Car Kit

4M Paint Your Own Wooden Race Car Kit
4M Paint Your Own Wooden Race Car Kit

This is a highly recommended project that a child can do from start to finish, including designing their own race car.

The parts are safe and made of high quality materials recommended for ages 5 years and older. It also comes with colorful paint and a paint brush.


Need Ideas for Woodworking for Kids?

Books on Woodworking for Kids - Projects that help build parent child relationships.

Introduction Photo of Book: It Wood Be Fun: Woodworking with Children.

This book lets the adult/parent know everything they will need for any of the projects listed. It introduces kids from ages 4-12 to the woodworking field including types of wood and tools needed for each task.

Woodworking safety, tools, wood, hammering, nails and screws are addressed in the book to heighten awareness in children and develop their interests.

The author includes so of his tricks of the trade from years of experience in building with wood. Detailed information to construct each of the projects listed in the over 200 page book are given.

Select from the 52 projects that range in various levels according to what is age appropriate. Wood sanding, tops, puzzles are a few projects for preschools.

The levels advance into building different kinds of boxes, boats, planes into upper elementary aged children. The book comes with photographs of some of the projects kids have created from the instructions given in the book.

Books on Woodworking Ideas for Kids

Woodshop for Kids
Woodshop for Kids

Construction details for 52 projects are given. Projects range from

the very simple like wood sanding, tops or puzzles for preschoolers

to the more advanced like boxes, boats, yahoo stick or rope machine

for older elementary age kids.


Kids Need A Place to Create

from Amazon
from Amazon

Melissa & Doug Wooden Project Workbench

Melissa & Doug Wooden Project Workbench includes a functioning vise, tool rack, wooden tools, storage shelf and hardware. This would be a great work station and learning tool for kids in organization, hands on projects and creativity.

More Suggestions on Woodworking for Kids

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      Fay Favored 

      4 years ago from USA

      @Sylvestermouse: Appreciate your visit Cynthia. Always a blessing to see you.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      4 years ago from United States

      These kits are all awesome! I love the idea of teaching a child a craft, especially something with practical applications like woodworking, that they will be able to use all of their lives.

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      sharadkgupta lm 

      5 years ago

      very nice lens , i like it so much.It is so good to see such a big and unique collection at a single place.

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      5 years ago

      How fun this lens is. I so appreciated seeing the variety of kits available, I want one!

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      Fcuk Hub 

      5 years ago

      Yeah, I need some of these kits.

    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      I used to make bat, stick, wooden gun! :)

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      5 years ago

      My son loves to build things. I buy him a new kit for every holiday. I've been looking at the wooden catapult kit, but now I'm thinking the Destroyer. So many choices.


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