We have been to many of the free Home Depot Kid's Workshops with Nicholas but somehow we've never taken Rachel to one. I feel bad about that because she loves working with wood and she often says that someday she would like to build furniture to sell and use the money to help people in need. We should be encouraging her wood working skills a little more so I took her to the Home Depot workshop this morning. She was given a kit with all the supplies to make her own Bug House.
She opened up her kit and looked at the pieces. She didn't even read the directions but just started going to work. Home Depot provided hammers and screwdrivers for use on the projects.
She attached four side pieces to the base then flipped it over and attached the top piece.
Next she added the mesh screen around the side of the bug house.
She realized one problem with not reading the directions before working. She had not tied the hanging rope on before putting the mesh around it. It was a little more challenging to tie on but she figured out a way to still get it done. She is always a great problem-solver.
She used a screwdriver to attached the sliding top to the bug house.
Ta-dah! She had fun making the bug house but it was really easy for her. I love that kids of all ages and skills are welcome in the workshop. There were some really little ones that were holding a hammer but the dads were having to do most of the project for them. It was cute to watch.
Right now, Home Depot is celebrating 20 years of kid's projects so they had special cookies and cupcakes to make the workshop even more fun!