As they age, children become better equipped to handle more complex arts and crafts. The amount of unique projects available are almost infinite for children to work on, plus it’s a fun activity to participate in. A project that is relatively easy for anyone starting out is a Halloween lawn figurine. The size is completely up to you, and really depends on the skill level and experience you possess, as well as the amount of time you have allotted for the project.
This project is great for children as they shouldn’t have much trouble building it, yet at the same time can display it out front so others can see their work. Some of the tools and materials required for such a project included goggles for covering the eyes, a dust mask for nose and mouth protection, wooden stakes, plywood, finishing nails, paint, carbon paper, and an artist’s paint brush. You will have to decide what type of character you want it to be, such as a witch or pumpkin. Though, whatever you decide is fine just as long as it’s scary and relates to Halloween; a witch or pumpkin fits the mold, and a gravestone is also an option.
Set the carbon paper and the pattern over the wood so the children can trace it. Using pencils, they should press hard enough so the carbon paper will make a strong enough impression into the wood so you know exactly where to cut. Then, use sandpaper to make the edges smooth. Children can do this part, as sandpaper is not too rough to the point where they could get hurt. Continue until the edges are totally smooth.
Building a wooden bucket for trick or treating is another kid’s woodworking project for them them to work on. What’s nice about this project in particular is that not only can they do it on their own, but in the process actually use it each year. While a wooden bucket for collecting candy may seem a bit odd, there are tons of possibilities for what you can do. A really simple way to do it is by nailing a few pieces of wood together of the same size.