Home Care and Repair, #7

Home%20Care%20&%20Repair%20All-thumbBuild a simple wooden birdfeeder, birdhouse or other project using  pre-cut wood (either from a kit or cut by an adult). Learn to use sandpaper, a hammer and nails.

This requirement is a lot easier than it may seem. Check with the local home improvement store to learn about their children’s program.

Lowe’s call theirs Build and Grow. Twice a month they host an event where they provide a project kit and the tools needed to complete. And they are free, but may require registration as supplies are limited. At the time of this blog entry Lowe’s says “Build and Grow kid’s clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the  kids into any Lowe’s store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant  also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project.”

Home Depot calls theirs Kid Workshop. These are offered once a month. And are set up similar to Lowe’s. Home Depot’s website says “FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered the 1st   Saturday of every month at all The Home Depot stores All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.9:00 a.m. – 12:00   p.m. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety along with instilling a sense of pride and accomplishment.”

If your schedule does not allow you to attend on of the free workshops, check with your local store to see if they have kits available for sale.


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