Workshop subjects vary from month to month and are typically aligned to a season or holiday. In December, kids built menorahs in honor of Hanukkah. In March, they constructed rain gauges in preparation for the deluges of spring. Most of the workshops involve woodworking projects from pre-packaged kits. Kids work with everything from hammers and screwdrivers to copious amounts of wood glue and paint. A Home Depot associate is on hand to provide instruction, answer questions or lend a hand when needed, but most of the projects can be handled with minimal assistance from even the most tool-wary parent.
Although Home Depot aims the workshops at children ages 5 to 12, those on the younger end of that spectrum are likely to get the most enjoyment from the projects. The events run for three hours, but the projects can be finished in a fraction of that time. Families stream in and out of the workshops throughout the morning, with most wrapping up their projects in under an hour.
To find out about upcoming workshops, visit www.homedepot.com/kidsworkshop. You can try calling your local Home Depot, but not all sales associates have information about the workshops and you may be on hold for an extended amount of time. Upcoming projects include building a butterfly house (April 3) and a picket fence planter (May 1).From the calendar