There are tons of different wood crafts for kids out there. Yes that’s right, kids as well as adults can experience the world of wood work with some simple and complex wood crafts. Depending on the age of your child and their skill level will determine what type of craft you will want to look for. Let’s take a look at a few different ideas for younger and older children.
Although you may not think of toothpicks as a type of wood craft they can be a lot of fun. If you have younger children you can create some fun toothpick art on paper by gluing the toothpicks together to make virtually whatever they want; dinosaurs, birds, spiders, etc. You can break the toothpicks in half and do some fun things to add to their creation. Then when they’re done creating they can paint the toothpicks the color of their choice. It might be easier for young children if you have a pattern for them to put their toothpicks on. For older children you can create three dimensional toothpick art which can be quite challenging but also quite fun. This will take more time than just putting the toothpicks on paper, as well as patience but kids can really gain some satisfaction from making a creation out of toothpicks. They too can then paint their project when it’s finished.
Unfinished wood crafts
“Unfinished” wood crafts can mean several different things. For the sake of this article however, “unfinished” wood crafts means pre-made crafts that you can buy at stores and they can finish them by painting or staining them. Although they’re not actually cutting the wood or making the wood craft themselves, they are given the opportunity to use their creative abilities in decorating and finishing the project themselves. These types of projects are great for younger and older children alike. So where do you find “unfinished” wood crafts? Here are the most likely places:
• Local craft stores. This is a great resource for unfinished craft projects. Take your child with you and let them pick something out.
• Hardware stores. It is less likely that you will find something at a hardware store, but it’s always worth a shot.
• The Internet. This is a great resource for finding wood crafts for kids. There are millions of sites all over the internet to choose from and order what you like.
• Specialty stores. If you have a wood specialty store in the community you may be able to find some really great kid crafts for kids to finish.
Ornaments as well as other holiday and home decor items are also great ideas for wood crafts for kids. Christmas especially is a great time to look for some cute ornaments at crafts stores or online for kids to either make themselves, or just decorate. If you’re looking to make the wood craft then try looking in magazines, books, or catalogues to get some good ideas. Many of the craft magazines have easy and fun ideas to help you get started on working with wood crafts. They can be very helpful when it comes to getting kids involved and excited about the wood they’re working with.
Finding wood crafts for kids doesn’t have to be rocket science. Check with your local craft stores and online first as these are the best resources for finding wood crafts. If your child expresses a desire to work with wood them don’t hold them back just because you don’t think there’s anything out there for kids to do. There are hundreds of ideas for kids to do when it comes to working with wood crafts.