Encourage Creative Expression And Learn New Skills With Our Kids Wood Craft Range!
Woodworking is a timeless form of arts and craft that can be enjoyed across generations, from kids to adults and grandparents. The unique combination of creativity, construction and mathematical thinking makes it a rewarding activity that can be used to create a huge number of DIY projects, including home decor decorations, toys and practical-use items.
Riot Art & Craft stock a fantastic kids’ wood craft range to get little ones into building and creating, from wooden dowel sticks and match sticks, to pre-cut plywood shapes for painting and gluing, sheets for DIY and stunning wooden objects ready to paint, decorate and use!
Woodworking Benefits and Skills
You might think that woodworking is a bit too advanced for little ones, but it's actually an incredibly fun craft that kids will get a lot out of with the right tools, materials and supervision. Not only is it a great avenue for creative expression, working with wood also helps to develop fine and gross motor skills, practice perseverance, solve problems, understand mathematical thinking, boost self-confidence and learn to socialise with other kids and adults.
Children Balsa Wood Projects
Balsa wood is a great material for creating many different types of kids craft projects as it's soft, lightweight and easy for kids to work with. It can be cut with a saw or a craft knife and works great with regular PVA glue. Shop our balsa wood sticks by Hobby Line and use them in countless modelling projects, artworks, sculptures, home decor decorations and more.
Children's Woodworking Kits
Our woodworking kits are a cost-effective and convenient way to get kids into woodworking. Shop the amazing Paper Mill Mini Wooden Plywood Shapes with 144 pieces to paint, decorate and glue onto craft projects. For the more adventurous, build your own models and structures using our dowel sticks, plywood sheets and balsa wood sticks by Art Star and Hobby Line.
We've also got packs of star shapes, letters, numbers and wooden pegs to get started, as well as paintbrush sets and craft kits with feathers, googly eyes, pipe cleaners, sequin shapes and buttons to decorate and add a finishing touch.
Building Projects For The Under 10's
There's plenty of kids art projects to keep little woodworkers entertained and challenged. Use our Hobby Line Balsa wood, match sticks, dowel sticks and plywood packs to make dioramas, model airplanes, robots, boxes, wind chimes and more.
For kids who want to paint and decorate without building, our pre-cut shapes will lead to hours of entertainment. Paint, draw and decorate dinosaurs, star wands, treasure chests, photo frames and wooden chairs or string our wooden beads together to make some jewellery.
Wood scraps are also great for making interesting structures while minimising your waste. Collect any off-cuts of dowel sticks, popsicle sticks, sheets and wooden blocks and encourage kids to glue them together to create something new and unique.
Wood Projects To Keep The Teens Entertained
When teens want to experiment further with wood making, give them bigger and more complex projects to work on. From constructing their own bird houses and bird feeders to building tables, shelves and toy furniture with plywood to decorate their own bedroom - the options are endless.
Our Urban Crafter woodcraft collection will also give teens plenty of opportunities to experiment with different paints and textures, including acrylics and oils, on a mirror and drawer set, paintbrush stand and jewellery boxes.
Simple Wood Craft Ideas
If you're in need of some inspiration for easy DIY projects that kids can do, check out some online tutorials. Pinterest, Etsy and Youtube have loads of ideas and step-by-step guides to create any type of project, from modelling with wood blocks, sheets and sticks to instructing what to do with unfinished wood pieces.
Available Accessories For Woodworking
We've got all of the accessories you need to make any woodworking project a major success. Shop our hot glue gun and glue sticks for gluing pieces of wood together, as well as embellishments to bring some texture and interest to your DIY projects. You can also find a great range of non-toxic PVA glue, paintbrushes and washable paints by Tim & Tess.
Different Woods To Use
There are three main types of wood you can find at Riot Art & Craft that are perfect for creating different wood craft projects at varying levels of difficulty. Which one you choose will depend on what you ultimately want to create. You can find:
1. Balsa Wood - Lightweight, soft and absorbent, balsa wood is easy to cut and glue for modelling projects.
2. Plywood - This wood is more stable and durable than balsa wood. Buy our plywood sheets for model-making or shop our plywood shapes that are cut and ready to be used.
3. Dowel Sticks - Wooden dowels are lightweight and great for structural support, creating dioramas and adding to scrapbooks. Paint, them carve them or combine them with our coloured match sticks for interesting creations.
What Can You Use To Decorate Your Creations?
One of the best parts of creating a wooden masterpiece is getting to decorate afterwards! While you can certainly leave it natural or seal it with a clear gloss, our exciting range of embellishments make it easy to take your project to the next level. Try gluing on these additions:
1. Pom poms
7. Coloured bells
8. Pipe cleaners
9. Googly Eyes
Brands We Love To Rely On
At Riot Art, we only stock the best brands trusted by artists and crafters worldwide at the most affordable prices. Our kids wood craft materials and accessories are high-quality and designed to be used by kids of all ages and skill levels. Shop our diverse range by Art Star, Urban Crafter, Carnival, The Paper Mill, Hobby Line, Tim & Tess and more.
FAQ's About Kids Wood Craft Materials and Decorations
Where Can I Get Beginner Kids Wood Craft Supplies?
Riot Art and Craft stock all of the wooden craft products and supplies your little one will need to create any art project. Our woodcraft kits are great for beginners - paint and draw on pre-cut stars, numbers, shapes and alphabets, then finish off by using a craft kit to glue goggly eyes, pipe cleaners, sequins and more onto finished creations.
What Are Children's Woodworking Projects?
With a little help from parents, kids can achieve any type of woodwork project they set their heart on. Get the glue gun, paint and pom poms out, then try these easy woodworking projects:
1. Lego-shaped building blocks
2. Photo frame
3. Storage boxes
4. Bird feeder
5. Circular shelf
6. Snowman fence
7. Cup holder
What Can Kids Make From Wood?
There's an unlimited number of woodworking projects for kids that will entertain and challenge them to create something spectacular. Whether they make it from scratch or add some colour to our pre-made items with paint and crayons, kids can have fun making and decorating:
1. Wooden birdhouses
3. Wind chimes
4. Wooden toys
5. Jewellery boxes
6. Fairy wands
7. Photo frames
What Is The Importance Of Woodworking?
Like other types of art and craft, woodwork helps young kids to not only embrace creative expression, but to develop important skills that will see them through into adulthood and beyond. When learning wood arts, kids will:
1. Develop critical thinking and motor skills
2. Solve problems
3. Enhance hand-eye coordination by gluing, holding paintbrushes and hammering
4. Understand perseverance and concentration
5. Learn to use their imagination