The beautiful thing about woodworking is that it extends to different generations. Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in between, there are woodworking projects you can tackle that will fit your skill level.
Today, we’re compiling the best woodworking projects for kids.
While kids can quickly become adept at using essential tools like a router, many of these projects don’t require big time power tools, and if they do – mom and dad can step in and lend a hand.
Table of Contents
- 1. Lego Coat Rack
- 2. Family Tree Photo Clips
- 3. Simple Boxes
- 4. Mason Bee House
- 5. DIY Wooden Arrows
- 6. Easy Wooden Bird House
- 7. Tripod Stool
- 8. DIY Picture Frame
- 9. DIY Hanging Planter
- 10. DIY Utensil Organizer Caddy
- 11. Circular Shelf
- 12. DIY Reclaimed Wood Flag
- 13. Snowman Fence
- 14. Simple Sofa Cupholder
- 15. Crayon Holder
- 16. Minimalist X-Shape Coasters
- 17. Rustic Wall Hook
- 18. Wooden Spoons
- 19. Bottle Vase
- 20. A Little More Intricate Bird House…
- 21. Battery Organizer
- 22. DIY Wood Stamps
- 23. A Family Pallet Sign
- 24. Homemade Wood Chairs
- 25. Play/Camping tent
- 26. Ruler Basket
1. Lego Coat Rack
Finally, your kids’ Legos can be functional! This project is actually not as difficult as it looks. Check out the tutorial here.
2. Family Tree Photo Clips
The tree slice photo hanger you see in the background is just one example of what comes in a Makers Kit - a monthly craft box that lets your kids actually build some pretty cool stuff with their hands.
If you're a parent with an inquisitive young one, I'd highly recommend checking it out.
Saw Guy readers save 20% with coupon Makeit20 - click below.
3. Simple BoxesPhotozz provides us with the basics. Simple boxes are a great project for children just getting started.
4. Mason Bee House
This can easily be done in a day. Check out the full tutorial here.
5. DIY Wooden Arrows
A miter saw is needed for this, but it is a fairly simple (and beautiful) project for young ones.
Via Cherished Bliss.
6. Easy Wooden Bird House
Could there be a more classic first woodworking project? Best of all, you can hang it in your back yard and let your kid see their handiwork on display for years to come.
Skip to my Lou shows us an easy way to have fun, and share a unique experience with our kids.
7. Tripod Stool
See the tutorial at Wood and Faulk.
8. DIY Picture Frame
It’s Always Autumn says miter saws are optional for this project.
9. DIY Hanging Planter
It’s easy to make and you can display it for all to see. Via Biggerthanthetreeofus.com
10. DIY Utensil Organizer Caddy
Besides just the woodworking, you can also bust out some creative paint for this one! Via A Beautiful Mess.
11. Circular Shelf
Very simple and no power tools required. It’s a great project for kids and something they can hang in their own room. Via NewBlooming.com
12. DIY Reclaimed Wood Flag
It doesn’t have to be Texas… but you get the idea! From KillerBDesigns.
13. Snowman Fence
This one is really light-duty – using paint stirrers as your lumber. Via Buzzle.
14. Simple Sofa Cupholder
This is a great woodworking project for kids because if you can put three pieces of wood together and cut a hole in it, you can make this wooden sofa sleeve cup holder.
Mandi Johnson from A Beautiful Mess gets the credit for this clever project.
15. Crayon Holder
I love DIY woodworking projects for kids that they can actually make use of themselves. You’ll need a drill to make the holes, but the project is pretty simple overall. Via That’s My Letter.
16. Minimalist X-Shape Coasters
17. Rustic Wall Hook
Tutorial on Weekender Wife.
18. Wooden Spoons
Just don’t use these to spank your children after they’ve spent time making them – that sounds like a psychological issue waiting to happen. Tutorial on Fairgoods.
19. Bottle Vase
Attention dads: This could be a great one for the kids to make for mom on Mother’s Day! ViaNur Noch
20. A Little More Intricate Bird House…
We showed a very simple bird house project earlier on our list, but this one is still kid friendly – maybe just for older kids with a little more patience and skill. ViaSimmWorksFamily.
21. Battery Organizer
22. DIY Wood Stamps
How cool are these things? Via Mother Natured.
23. A Family Pallet Sign
Via Coupon Closet
24. Homemade Wood Chairs
Via Man Made DIY
25. Play/Camping tent
As Jenna Burger points out, you can even get Lowes to do the wood cutting for you ahead of time!
26. Ruler Basket
A cool place to keep homework and folders. Via Kara’s Creative.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our collection of 26 woodworking projects for kids! Now get off your computer and start one! If you need more plans, see below: