Fun, simple and exciting, woodworking crafts hobbies and projects make wonderful family activities for teens and kids. If you have a child interested in woodworking, then a woodworking project can bring out their creative side and at the same time allow them to use their imagination. You can also help your kids develop into artistically talented individuals by completing specific hobby and craft kits available on the market. The following are some fun ways to spend your free time together:
Decorate your child’s bedroom with a bed set that is inspired by a princess from Cinderella or a cabin in the woods from Alice in Wonderland. Use red and white polka dot print fabrics for the headboard and a white bow on the bed skirt. To complete this project, attach a Cinderella picture frame to the wall and decorate with tissue paper flowers, gold threads and a crystal ball.
This activity is suitable for children aged three years old and older. In this woodworking craft, split a piece of brown rice into two equal parts. Use a sewing machine or other gadget with a small hole at the tip to remove the excess rice and use it as the base for the koje su (Taj Mahal) pattern. Glue the two halves of rice together using wood glue. Scatter tiny pebbles on the base so that the koje su (Taj Mahal) remains beautiful.
Make the most beautiful wooden chess set by using white wood for the board and dark walnut or cedar for the pieces. Have your grandchild or your child trace the game’s rules onto a piece of dark wood. Use a magic marker to mark the square where the queen’s square is marked on the chess board. Draw an equidistant line from the square to the two other squares marked with the white pieces.
For this woodworking craft, cut holes in the middle of an unused pillow case. Flatten the edges so they are smooth. Attach a small metal strip with an eye to one of the holes. Using a sewing machine or sewing thread, stitch the metal strip to the pillow case. The next step is to draw on some images on the pillow cases using a charcoal pencil. Cut out images as you go.
Create unique mementos by stringing beads onto long pieces of wood. Cut long strands of wood that is the same size as your tube. Drill two holes near the outside of the tube; the inside holes will become the handles of the pendant. String the beads onto the pendant and attach it to the inside holes in the wood with the sewing machine or thread.
Arrange a bunch of small pebbles in the center of the bamboo tube as the handle of the pendant. Drill holes on the bamboo tubes at different points and attach the bamboo tube to the handle of the pendant using the mounting strip. This is an easy project that beginners can do. But if you are having trouble, you can ask for help from your family or friends. Instructions for creating a kojima seki for the first time can be found in the last post of this series.
For this craft, split bamboo skewers into strips about half an inch wide. You will need to attach a thin wooden strip with an eye to each of the strips and drill holes at appropriate points on the strip for attaching the koje handle. The last step is to glue the bamboo strips together using the appropriate glue. This was part four of the basics of some techniques that you can use for your woodworking crafts hobbies.