“There are so many fun and new things that you can start doing with your kids as they get older. There are lots of great kids woodworking projects that you can get started with, and of course you can always come up with your own ideas too. Of course you just want to ensure that only the grownups are using the large and dangerous equipment and keep the safer parts of the projects to the kids. You can choose to make this as large or small as you want, depending on how much experience with woodworking you have and how long you want to spend working on it.
Kids love Halloween so why not work on a Halloween woodworking project with them that they can treasure forever? One is a perfect project for Halloween, because it will be a large Halloween lawn figure that can be used to decorate the front yard. It’s very simple to do and all you need for supplies are a jig saw, sandpaper, hammer, dust mask, goggles, artist’s brush, carbon paper, wooden stakes, finishing nails, plywood and some paint. Once you’ve gathered all your materials together, find a cool pattern online of something relating to the holiday like a witch, ghost or pumpkin.
Now you place the pattern with the carbon paper over the wood and trace over the lines of the pattern that you’ve chosen. The kids can do this part and just make sure that they’re pressing down hard enough on the carbon paper so it will mark the wood. Then you use the jigsaw to cut out the shape and start to sandpaper around the edges until they’re smooth to the touch. Keep going until the sides are all completely smooth and again this is a great part for the kids because you don’t have to worry about them getting hurt on sandpaper.
Another similar kids’ woodworking project is to make a wooden bucket for the kids to take around trick or treating. Another woodworking project for kids that’s also great for the Halloween time of year is to make a trick or treating basket. For this project you’re going to need to choose a pattern again, but think of something that’s going to be large and convenient to carry candy in. What you can do to make it easier is just take five pieces of wood about the same size and nail them together.
Even just taking five square pieces of wood of the same size, nail the pieces together and you’ll have a cute little Halloween box that will fit candy perfectly. Kids woodworking projects are a lot of fun because they let kids feel more grown up and take on a more serious project. All kids love crafts while they’re growing up but working with wood is something more advanced and makes them feel like grownups. As long as you’re cautious with what you’re giving them to work with, you can have a great time.”