Wood Projects for Kids

A collection of our beginner woodworking, art, and wood craft projects for kids.

Explore fun and easy wood projects for kids to create with step-by-step instructions and materials lists. Perfect for families and classrooms.

Our DIY fairy peg dolls sitting on a wood slice in front of a neutral background.

Make: DIY Woodland Fairy Peg Dolls

Fill a tiny forest with your own enchanting set of DIY woodland fairy peg dolls for creative small-world play. With a kid-friendly crafting process that encourages creative reuse and imaginative storytelling, this activity will surely be a hit with fairy…

Four of our DIY miniature wood cars sitting on a paper road against a green background

Make: DIY Toy Cars and Trucks from Scrap Wood

These upcycled DIY scrap wood toy cars and trucks are fun handmade miniatures that kids can help make and decorate for small-world transportation play and make wonderful DIY gifts. DIY Wood Toy Cars for Kids – Table of Contents Use…

10-minute kid+parent DIY bud vase

Make: Kid-Safe DIY Stem Vases

Ah spring, come on! With winter hanging on, it has me longing for the first signs of cheery spring flowers. Our recycled building block stem vases were born out of the desire to surround ourselves with some signs of spring while…

Our DIY vampire puppet being held up in front of a dark grey background.

Make: A Vampire Puppet Halloween Craft for Kids

I don’t know about you, but come October, I’m creepy-Halloween-everything-obsessed. And my very favorite Halloween horror sub-genre? I vaaant your gothic vampire content. From Anne Rice stories and Edward Gorey illustrations to Bram Stoker and What We Do In the…

Three of our kid-made painted wood process art sculptures sitting in front of a white background.

Make: Process Art Scrap Wood Sculptures for Kids

Combine simple construction concepts with art play for this incredible invitation to build scrap wood sculptures! Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is a tiny feat of art + engineering, and these kid-painted building blocks can be reused repeatedly. Scrap Wood Structure-Building with…

Make your own set of gender-neutral, diverse peg dolls! An easy DIY for inclusive small world play.

Make: A DIY Diverse Peg Doll Set

My ever-growing library of small world play accessories received a huge upgrade this week in the form of a DIY’ed community of multicultural peg doll friends. Though the project was a quick one for me to make on my own,…

From just a few scraps of wood and simple supplies, you can make your own super-hip, mid-century-modern beachfront DIY dollhouse in an afternoon. No, seriously!

A DIY Beach Dollhouse Anyone Can Make!

Have you noticed that DIY dollhouses are all the rage lately? Having tried our hand at an MCM-inspired shoebox dollhouse, I wanted to take it to the next level with some more permanent materials. The result was a modern DIY beach…

Sensory blocks are a fantastic way for babies and toddlers to start exploring texture with their hands and you can easily DIY a modern set just like ours!

Make: Modern DIY Sensory Blocks

If you’re here, you’re probably already aware of the numerous benefits of sensory play. The smallest amount of sensory stimulation can shape and enhance how a child takes in information and learns to process it. In an effort to come…