Australia's leading woodworking school incursions provider
Woodwork for Children
Managing Director of Craftpower
Welcome to the World Craftpower!
Let us show our passion and love of woodwork!
If you and your kids want to learn and have fun we’ll come to you. And we all have great time.
Watch your children have fun while learning and completing exciting projects.
Kids today are tuned to their iPods, or the television, or the computer. How do you get them away from all these mundane, unproductive activities to get down to doing something productive? How about introducing them to the art of woodworking and coming up with simple but unique and amazing kids’ crafts? All you need to do is get them started. Creating your own crafts is so satisfying and fulfilling, they will look forward to doing more.
Wooden toys can often be made from scrap or from recycled wood, thus they become not only cheaper but also environmentally friendly.
Below are a few great woodworking projects for kids. You can choose from a variety of programs according to your needs.
If you’re looking for a new way to bring the family together and teach a useful skill, then one of these projects could be just right for you.
Please check out our new "Classic Toys" program on School Incursions page.
Construct & Race
Experience all the way from creating full-sized Ride-on Billy Carts to driving!
Craftpower provides exciting technology projects designed to promote a practical knowledge of woodworking, electronic and mechanical principles. Each toy or a machine is rewarding to build and fun to play with.
Woodworking is a popular and enjoyable activity with children. The pleasure of woodwork can start early.1 and 2-year-olds can begin learning about woodwork by playing with plastic tools. Through this play they learn to understand how the tools are used.
At age four and five children continue to improve their hand tool skills. With patience and guidance, many four-year-olds can cut through pieces of wood. At this age children have many of their own ideas and become frustrated if a project doesn’t match their ideal. It’s best to let them create whatever they like!
By the age of three most children can learn to use some basic hand tools, such as hammers and saws, and understand the safety rules. This is the best time to teach children how to use a tool properly.
7 and 8-year old children begin to be more interested in set projects. Paint and glue let them make something unique. When your child has fun working with wood, you are helping them experience the joy of creativity.