There are thousands of possibilities. One great way to introduce children to woodworking is to let them choose to make something they already know. Dinosaurs or pirate ships, airplanes or helicopters, they can make anything that they already love For millions, the smell of fresh cut wood brings back memories of time spent with family, friends or childhood clubs. Whether it is cutting wood for the wood stove on the back 40, pine car races in the scouts or woodworking with family on weekend afternoon.
You can also help them choose a toy that that moves or flies. Gliders, made from light woods and painted bright colors, can be fun to build and even more fun to play with. Making a drag racer or a race car to run on a hill or a track can be amazing; they will not only love making it, but then they can have contests and races for weeks afterward. Building trucks of all sizes can not only be fun to race, but might become family heirlooms.
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