A birdhouse is a great woodworking plan for a parent and child. It is a simple project that requires a small amount of material and can be completed in a short period of time with limited woodworking skills. That being said, it is a project that will last for a lifetime as a memory, and as a home for a family of birds.
Holidays are approaching and many children are off of school. This is a good project to complete during this period. If you haven’t worked with your child on a woodworking project, they will be thrilled at the prospect. Whether or not they have the patience to complete the birdhouse with you will probably depend on their age. Either way, they will enjoy the time working with a parent.
If you are going to be building the birdhouse with a younger child (under 4 years old), I would recommend that you precut all of the pieces and let them help you with the assembly. This is advice for fun and safety.
- 1 x 8″ pine board 6′ long
- 6d nails, or 2″ finish head screws
- 3/8″ dowel 2 1/2″ long
Good luck with your birdhouse project. Remember, woodworking is supposed to be fun. If you are working on a project with a child, be sure that you try to keep it that way. Limiting the amount of work that the child will be doing and keeping them active and involved will make it an enjoyable project for everyone involved.
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