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Home Depot Kids Workshop

  • Time Length
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    2+ hours

  • Mess Level
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    A Little Messy

  • Cost

    Materials or Fees

  • Difficulty
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    intermediate

What to expect?

  • As a family, put together a creation with the help of Home Depot staff.
  • Each workshop will last a few hours and your local store can give you details on dates and times.
  • Register ahead of time. However, all workshops are free and include materials needed for the project.
  • Each child will take home their creation, a certificate, an orange Home Depot apron and a commemorative pin.
  • Virtual options are available here: https://www.homedepot.com/c/kids
  • Locations: https://www.yellowpages.com/louisville-ky/home-depot

Question and Wonder:

  • Who is your creation for?
  • How do you think it will be used? Is it for work or play or something else?
  • What tools will you need to make it? Where can you find them?
  • Where do the plans come from for making things?

Discussion and Conversations:

  • What materials are they suggesting you use? Do you think other materials would work just as well?
  • What other ways could your project be put together?
  • If you change how it’s made will it change how it works?
  • Test out your creation. How could you improve it?
  • Do you have ideas for other things you could make? How will you make them?

Extensions:

  • Look around the home. What are some improvements you would like to make, but are not sure where to start? Home Depot offers an entire website devoted to “Do it Yourself” videos and step-by-step instructions — everything from lawn and garden, to projects specifically for the holidays.
  • When you visit Home Depot, stroll down aisles that offer “loose parts” options, like PVC pipes, nuts and bolts. Encourage your child to pull out nuts and bolts to screw together. How do they connect? What about the PVC pipes? What could you create?
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