10. A Wooden Easel

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Hobbycraft Uk

There are few kids who don’t like art, and having a place to do it on their own is often the best thing in the world in their eyes. This is why making a simple wooden easel is a great woodworking project for the whole family. Consisting of just a few cuts, some holes, and a minute number of findings, this is also a project that can be done within just a few hours. Adding on a simple box at the bottom gives your child a place to hold their supplies while they work on their new toy.

9. Stacking Boxes

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Baby Naturopathics

Wooden toys are making a comeback, and one of the simplest is the stacking box. You can paint these any color you want, and they still look amazing, giving them a benefit above commercially colored toys that are all the same. They can also hold small items when not in use, making them pull double duty in the toy room.

8. Storage Cubes

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Oak Furniture Resolutions

Whether you go the Ikea Hack route, or just make them from scratch, storage cubes are incredibly useful and easy to make. The biggest benefit of making them as a family is the ability make them in different sizes for strangely sized objects, and to provide the perfect home for larger toys. Having the kids help with measuring can result in a piece of furniture that truly works for the whole family.

7. Hollowed Out Bowls

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Pixabay

Made from a single block of wood, these can be a great statement piece or a fun way to add real dishes to your child’s play kitchen. Shaping the bottom of the bowl should be done by an adult, but the children can sand the bowls down over time, making them uniquely theirs. Sealing and staining the bowls can help show off the different woods that have been chosen.

6. Mobiles

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NoraDoes

Most often associated with cribs, mobiles can also be used in play rooms and look great in windows. Having each child and adult draw out part of a scene and cutting them out with a jigsaw makes for a whole family project that will be enjoyed for years to come. Creative painting helps the personality of these pieces shine across, and a simple hole to hang them transforms them from bland pieces of wood to fantastic fantasy worth creations.

5. Bedroom Signs

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Misi

Everyone loves having their own space, and themed signs for your whole family is a fun project that can leave help you feel closer as a family. Let each person pick out their own design, their own piece of wood, and the way that it will be painted. Mount each sign with a piece of wire or hooks, and enjoy for years to come. If you have another child on the way, have the older kids help pick out materials for a nursery sign and use all of them in a photo shoot to announce the new family member.

4. A Simple Garden Bench

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Pixabay

While they may seem complicated, simple benches are actually really easy to make. Measuring the wood and making sure it is even, and putting it all together are the hardest parts of this project. Take the time to sand it down completely, and it can be a favorite place for your children to play and for adults to relax at the end of the day. Making it lower to the ground than a traditional bench can also help it blend in with the garden and get used much more often.

3. Shadow Boxes or Picture Frames

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LaurelLeafFarm

When putting away precious memories, one of the most common suggestions is to use a shadow box. Amazingly, these are really easy to make and then tend to be rather cheap as well. Make them as big or as small as you need, and add your own touches to them for truly amazing memory storage.

2. A Birdhouse

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Flickr

This is one project that can be as complicated or as simple as you want. Taking the time to make a plan with your kids, finding out what they want, and putting each little piece together will truly make this “pop” and give you a world of options. Non-toxic non-permanent paints can be used by the kids to really customize this project as well.

1. Hat Rack

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Gallerily

This is pretty simple, pegs and a board, but the decoration and the spacing are all up to you. Have each kid design one for their room, giving them more control over the space, and allowing you to truly enjoy their clean rooms. These can be perfect for filling in empty spots on walls, or providing a dress-up spot for your little ones.