Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kids Toolbox Workshop

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! 

kids toolbox workshop

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.

santa's workshop kids build and paint a toolbox

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:

kids workshop toolbox

kids workshop wooden toolbox kit

Each attendee received the wooden toobox kit and I provided the hammers to borrow.

Santa's workshop build and paint a toolbox

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.

kids workshop kits at The Home Depot

There are many options for kids workshop kits in addition to the toolbox:


kids painting a toolbox


I figured the toolbox kit was a neutral item plus something the kids could give to someone else as a gift.

kids workshop toolbox table set up

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:

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.

Santa's workshop arrow sign

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.

kids toolbox workshop

Disclaimer:  I partnered with Houseworks to make this workshop possible.  I received product and / or compensation however all thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Connie said...

This is so fun . . . great to pick up for grandpas to do with grand-kids when they visit, too :)