Wood crafts would make an excellent experience that you and your kids can share together. They would develop their creativity and refine their motor skills as you guide them in making and decorating their crafts.
Here are some wood crafts that are safe for your kids for they do not require some cutting or hammering of nails into the wood materials to have them accomplished.
Decorating their own special boxes is an easy wood craft project for your kids, and they will keep whatever little treasures they have inside those items. You will need to provide them with plain wooden boxes, paint, small wooden shapes and wood glue (you can find these wood craft materials from any craft store).
Instruct them to paint their special wooden boxes and shapes. Afterwards, set the painted items aside and allow them to dry for one hour. Once they are thoroughly dry, help your kids glue the small shapes onto the boxes.
Commonly known as Popsicle sticks, craft sticks can be used in making different wood crafts. You can provide them to your kids, along with wood glue and some other adornments. They can create decorative picture frames, miniature houses and other structures. You’ll be amazed at whatever else they can come up with, so just wait and see what they can do.
Your kids can decorate their room by indulging in the craft of painting name letters. You can buy from a craft store plain wooden letters and paint, and give them to your kids. Let them paint those wooden letters in various colors and patterns. For an hour or so, set out the painted letters to dry. Afterwards, you can help your kids hang them on the wall of their bedroom.
Decorating name letters is not limited to paint. Your children can use strips of attractive scrapbooking paper, buttons, feathers, ribbons and even rhinestones to decorate their own name letters. They can use hot glue in order to attach the embellishment of their choice.
Take a vegetable or soup tin can that is empty and tape around the sharp edges found at the top of that can. Let your kids spread the wood glue on it and have it surrounded with Popsicle sticks. Secure it later with some rubber bands to let the glue dry out. Allow the children to paint the pencil holder and decorate it with some embellishments.