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Remember to use safety gear; gloves, goggles, etc.. and to always supervise children in small groups when doing any woodworking activities.

Please remember it is the process not the product that counts. If a child chooses not to finish their product please do not finish it for them. When you do it is no longer the child’s project, it becomes “Look what the teacher made for me!”

Name plate

This project can take many days to complete if they get tired.

If the children know they can finish it or not when they feel like it they may go back to it on their own. Name plate

 

Pencil

Wood plaque about ”—1” inch thick

Hand drill

Sand paper

Colored paper or artwork

Tape or glue

 

 

 

Print Childs name (or initials) on board

 

*Hint

 Use large lettering or stencils

 

Tap some starter holes if child needs help

Allow children to drill on/in the lines

 

*Hint

The thicker the line the easier it is for them to drill into.

 

After holes are drilled sand the wood to remove any splinters

 

*Hint

Use an emery board for inside the holes

 

Remove any dust

Tape or glue colored paper art work to the bottom of plaque

The color or artwork will show through the holes----- very nice effect even if only one or two holes are drilled

Plane

 

2 pieces of wood same size ( 6 inches)

1 piece of wood half of other pieces (3-4 inches)

Glue

 

Lay one larger piece of wood flat on work surface

Glue second piece (as shown) about 1 inch from the top

 

*Hint

Like the letter t

 

Glue third smaller piece towards the bottom

About 1 inch from bottom

 

*Hint

Like an up side down t

 

Allow to dry

Decorate if desired

 

Optional:

Glue milk jug caps to bottom for wheels

Geo board

 

Nails (with large heads

Hammer

Colored yarn

Wood (aprox. 3 inch thick)

Glue

 

Optional:

Draw a design for children to follow (ie. Flower)

 

Allow children to hammer nails into wood

Tie yarn to one nail

Wrap yarn around each nail

 

*Hint

Wrap yarn around nails several times for a more dramatic look

 

Tie yarn off on last nail

Secure knots with glue

Lock plaque

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Project 3

 

Hook and eye

Door bolt

Various fasteners, latches, catches, and hooks (including nails or screws)

Wood (I recommend 12”x12” inches)

Sandpaper

 

Sand wood to remove any splinters

Dust off

Apply fasteners, latches, catches, etc..

Following general installation directions

Allow for about to 1 inch between different locks

 

Wood chimes

 

Number of clothes pins depends on how many holes you make

 

Juice can lid or coffee can lid

Round clothes pins

Yarn or lanyards

Eye screws (small) or jewelry finding hooks (like for a necklace clasp)

Glue

 

Optional:

Beads or small bells

Hammer

Nail

 

*Hint

You may want to install eye screws before hand

Otherwise pre start holes with hammer and nail or eye screws

 

Poke holes around inside lip of lid (one hole in center of the others for striker)

Screw eye screws into clothes pins

Cut yarn to various lengths

 

*Hint

Remember you want the clothes pins to bang into each other

 

Tie one end of yarn to eye screws

Add beads or bells (I recommend only 1 bell per clothes pin)

Thread through hole in lid (bottom through to top)

Tie a knot

Secure all knots with a drop of glue

Hang from hook, tree, or overhang

 

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