Made by Me – My First Wood Shop is a fun craft kit from Horizon Group USA that, using quality materials and easy instructions, allows children to build and paint their own wooden toys!
We come from a family of crafters, and I’m always on the lookout for great new craft kits for the boys. Made By Me – My First Wood Shop really surprised me! The kit comes in a toolbox shaped box which the kids loved and it is so cute as a gift. Inside the box we found:
- Pre-cut wood to make three different projects (A racecar,, a birdhouse and a plane)
- 4 Color paint strip
- Watercolor paints (5) in the shape of a saw
- 1 bottle of wood glue
- 1 screwdriver paintbrush
The boys loved that the paint and brush were shaped like tools, that is a really neat touch. The wood is sanded and the instructions for building each peece are clear. These projects are not made from a thing, flimsy wood like some others we’ve used. These are real cut and sanded wood pieces and the end result is sturdy.
J chose the race car and Monkey took the birdhouse, because they are his favorite things to build. The projects have to dry for about an hour before painting, so it’s good to plan for this from the start. I told them we would build, take a snack break, and then go back to painting. Gluing the pieces together was pretty simple. The instructions walked them through each step, so it is just a matter of applying glue where it tells you to, then placing the piece where it belongs and holding for a few seconds to let the glue set. They had each built there pieces in about five minutes.
After letting the glue dry the boys went to town decorating their projects. The paint is good quality and the colors were really bright. Overall the project took about 30 minutes per piece. I love that you get all three projects in one box! There is definitely enough glue and paint to complete all of them.
In the end we had really beautiful projects that have so far held up to being handled and played with gently. The boys had a lot of fun, and I love that everything in the set was of such great quality.
Made by Me – My First Woodshop is made by Horizon Group USA and can be found at Walmart this holiday season. The recommended age is 6+. Both J, 7, and Monkey, 4, were able to complete it from start to finish. I love that it held the attention of both a 7 and 4 year old!
If you have crafty kids or want to inspire some creativity this is definitely one toy to check out this year!