When you love building and making things like I do you tend to want to share that passion with anyone who is interested. I recently had the chance to teach a kids toolbox workshop for our school Christmas Fair and I thought I'd share the details with you!
The organizers of the Christmas Fair asked if I could put together a 'Santa's Workshop' whereby the kids could build and make something to give as a gift or keep for themselves. We used The Home Depot wooden toolbox kit for our project and the kids got busy hammering and painting.
I placed this sandwich board style sign out front along with a sample of the toolbox to entice kids to join us in Santa's Workshop.
The actual assembly of the wooden toolbox does require adult assistance but once it was ready the kids absolutely loved painting their toolboxes:
Each attendee received the wooden toobox kit and I provided the hammers to borrow.
We set up the workshop in a classroom adajcent to the cafeteria where all the kids games were located. I painted this large sign above on kraft paper to help promote the workshop and guide attendees to the right spot.
There are many options for kids workshop kits in addition to the toolbox:
I figured the toolbox kit was a neutral item plus something the kids could give to someone else as a gift.
The tables were covered with brown kraft paper to keep the paint at bay but if you're throwing a building birthday party or workshop style birthday party consider using The Home Depot Kids Workshop Birthday Party Supplies Kit:
It comes with all the paper goods and hard hats you need to throw a fun and festive workshop style birthday party.
I ended up building about 100 toolboxes during the Santa's workshop so you can imagine I didn't get a chance to take as many photos as I would've liked but I promise it was all worth it. The kids got to build and paint a toolbox and take it home with them feeling a great sense of accomplishment.
Disclaimer: I partnered with Houseworks to make this workshop possible. I received product and / or compensation however all thoughts and opinions are my own.