Woodworking For Kids
Would you like to let your child have fun working with wood? I did several Kids Workshops last year when I had a small store in the mall. I'm now doing more workshops at my place on George St N in Smiths Falls.
Parent/Child Woodworking Fun
You and your child get to make, put together, or decorate and finish, something made out of wood, and your child gets to take it home afterwards. I currently have 2 custom plaque workshops scheduled. These are suitable for children of any age. A 2 year old can glue or stick things to a plaque. A 16 year old can get more creative and do more work. There is a limit of 3 children per workshop. See below for schedules.
Sign up for a workshop here, or at my place by appointment.
Simple Plaque Workshop (ages 2-16)
Start with shapes cut out of 1/4” plywood. Choose from any of these shapes in advance, (circle, oval, square, rectangle, heart, butterfly, car, truck, elephant, house, or one of your own ideas), or pick one when you come. If you prepick a shape, you can also specify if you want it prepainted, primed ready for painting, or unfinished for the natural beauty of wood.
Fancy Plaque Workshop (ages 2-16)
Start with blank plaques from 3/4” thick lumber, with routered edges. Choose from any of these shapes in advance, (circle, oval, square, rectangle, or one of your own basic shapes), or pick one when you come. If you prepick a shape, you can also specify if you want it prepainted, primed ready for painting, or unfinished for the natural beauty of wood.
For both workshops, you can start with a prefinished plaque and even choose what color you want, or you can start with a primed one that your child can paint, or you can start with an unfinished one to keep the natural wood look. Your child then does whatever he/she wants with the plaque. Painting, various stick-ons, and even fasten a string if they want to hang it.
With both workshops, the time depends on your schedule. Little kids could glue or stick a few things on, or draw something with markers, and go home in half an hour or less. Bigger kids could paint the plaque, wait a half hour for paint to dry, then do whatever they want from there, and could take 1 to 2 hours, or longer if you're not in a hurry.
Schedules and Fees
All Kids (ages 2-16)
Friday Aug 9 at 1:00pm - Simple Plaque (only $12)
Friday Aug 16 at 1:00pm - Fancy Plaque (only $20)
A form at my place, or online here, must be filled out prior to attending the workshop, and spaces are reserved once paid.
Rules, Terms and Conditions
For any of the project plans, as the parent, it's up to you to decide if your child is ready for the project. Some 2 year olds can glue things together and some 5 year olds can't. Every child is different, and his/her abilities are unique. You will be present to help your child, so age isn't a big factor. It just determines how much you will need to help. I will show the children each step to perform, and can help each one if needed, or you can help your child yourself.
I will teach appropriate safety, have a first aid kit, and will have child suitable safety equipment when needed, like for the bigger kids plans, but you are ultimately responsible for your child's safety. If, for any reason, your child acts up and may be a danger to anyone, they get one warning. If the child acts up a second time, you and your child will be asked to leave.
If you have any questions, requests, or suggestions email me at or "contact me".
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