Wood crafts are not only entertaining but educational and functional as well, especially for your kids. Guide them in creating wonderful projects that they can have fun with and would let them feel good about their own accomplishments.
Here are the wood craft projects that your kids can make under your direct supervision:
These can be designed, created and decorated in numerous ways and are intended to provide shelter for birds. If you have a specific type of birds in mind that you want to give the wooden birdhouse to, then you can make a research on their nesting preferences to ensure that you are building such structure to meet their needs.
You can buy birdhouse kits that generally include the assembly instructions at hardware, home improvement and arts and crafts store. You may even design and create your own birdhouse according to the dimensions you like. For best results, you can use a half inch of plywood.
Along the way, you get your kids to have a hand in the assembly of a ready-made birdhouse or your custom-made one. It would be a great achievement for them to be able to create a shelter for the birds and be proud of it.
Wooden Flower Boxes
Take into careful consideration where you want to use the flower boxes and you must take the accurate measurements to come up with a good fit.
Use a half inch of plywood for the construction. The flower boxes must be a minimum of 6 inches in depth so the roots of the plants have ample room to grow. For thriving, fast-growing flower plants, cut drainage slots at the bottom of the wooden flower boxes.
Your kids will truly appreciate such touch of nature and they will be elated to be able to make such beautiful and functional items that will serve either as home ornaments or garden essentials.
Wooden Jewelry Boxes
Use a half inch of plywood to create a plain, hinged box. To line its interior, a piece of velvet or felt can be used.
You can let your kids decide what to do with the exterior of the wooden jewelry boxes. They can have it painted, stained or decorated with items such as faux jewels, glass bead shells or smooth stones.