This is one of the best introductory projects for kids. It is a fun project that is easy to do which will give your youngsters the confidence to take on some more difficult projects. To do it, you’ll need to have some clean Popsicle sticks, a few colors of paint, a paint brush for each kid, a cardboard box, and some animal face stickers. Have your child begin by painting the sticks any way that he’d like to. While the paint dries, have him cut some feet from the cardboard and paint them. Attach the stickers to the Popsicle sticks on one end, and glue the feet to the other end. Use double-sided tape to attach the animals he’s created to the wall of his bedroom.
Popsicle Stick Wind Chime
This is another great wood project involving Popsicle sticks. It’s more of a work of art than a wind chime, but children love building it. To get started you’ll need about 50 Popsicle sticks, some paint, paint brush, some embellishments like beads, glitter, or sequins, some strong glue, a metal hook, and some yarn or string. You’ll also need an 8″ diameter, circular piece of wood that has been sanded and finished. Twist the metal hook into the center of the wood disk. This should be done by a parent. Paint the sticks, using whatever colors you prefer. Make five stars, using ten of the Popsicle sticks for each one, by gluing the tips together, and decorate them with the embellishments. Hang the stars at different heights from the wood disk using glue to attach them to the disk. Your child’s wind chime is ready to hang in the corner of the room!
A more advanced project, but one which is always popular with children, is the bird house. It would probably be best to use a kit the first time out. These can be bought at any hardware store. Following the instructions that come with the kit that you choose, assemble the bird house. Once it is complete and any glues have set, have your child paint the birdhouse however he see fit. If you have some embellishments to use, they’re a great way for him to personalize his birdhouse. He’ll love seeing her birdhouse hanging from a tree outside his bedroom window, or from the roof over the porch. For more info on plans…
These are three great wood projects for kids that they’ll enjoy doing. Each one allows your child to explore his creative side, and they’ll inspire confidence in your child to take on more advance projects. Your child might even discover that there are some things in life more fun than video games!