2 DIY Weekend Woodworking Project for Kids

Woodworking can be a family activity!

Younger children will need projects that take less time.

Here are two ideas that both take under 1 hour that you can do this weekend!

DIY Tent for children

Kids Tent, Pink and Blue, Wood working projects for kids.

Jenn Burger has the entire project laid out for you. Please follow her detailed instructions to make this amazing woodworking project for kids.

Why your kids will love this woodworking project?

For one, it’s something they will use when finished! That’s a great motivator for project completion.

What tools will I need?

This project is very easy on the amount of tools you need.

  • Cordless Drill
  • Wood Drill Bits (Must include a 3/4 in bit)

If you don’t have these already, I recommend any [easyazon_link keywords=”Dewalt Cordless Drill” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Dewalt Cordless Drill[/easyazon_link]. I’ve used the same Dewalt drill for 6 years with two original batteries. I don’t think you can go wrong here.

Any set of [easyazon_link keywords=”Spade Drill Bit 3/4 in” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Spade Drill Bit 3/4 in[/easyazon_link] will work just fine.


Kids DIY Crayon Holder

This project comes from one of my favorite DIY Home Bloggers Ana White. The full instructions are here. The basic idea is to build a layered block and drill holes in it. She recommends using 3×1 boards and I think this is a great size.

Why will your kids love this project?

It holds their art supplies! It holds the tools they use to draw and let their creative brain explore. If you can’t convince them with words, show them these pictures.

Crayon holder woodworking project for kids Side view of the homemade crayon board. Children enjoying her homemade diy wordworking crayon board!

What tools will I need?

  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Tape Measure” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Tape Measure[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Swanson Speed Square” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Swanson Speed Square[/easyazon_link] – the classic Speed Square
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Carpenter pencils” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Carpenter pencils[/easyazon_link]. Regular pencils will work but tend to break more.
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Safety Glasses for kids” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Safety Glasses for kids[/easyazon_link]. Teach the kids safety early on!
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Ear protection” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Ear protection[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Dewalt Cordless Drill” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Dewalt Cordless Drill[/easyazon_link] Same as the first project. I swear by Dewalt. Also the drill bits
  • [easyazon_link keywords=”Dewalt circular saw” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Dewalt circular saw[/easyazon_link] You’ll need this to cut the 3×1 boards.

I will add here, if you plan to turn woodworking into a hardcore hobby, get a [easyazon_link keywords=”Dewalt Table Saw” locale=”US” nw=”y” nf=”y” tag=”jclfarms-20″]Dewalt Table Saw[/easyazon_link].


These are very simple projects to get your little ones into woodworking crafts. It’s also easy for parents if they are new to the hobby.

I look forward to seeing your results in the comments, on Facebook or Pinterest.




If your kids are excited by woodworking after these projects, it may be time to get them their own woodworking tools.

See our post to select the best woodworking tools for kids based on interest level.