DIY Saturday Satisfaction @ Home Depot


Kids LOVE to build things! And we might not have all the “stuff” around anymore or the courage and patience that might also be required. Home Depot to the rescue!

A Home Depot Kids Workshop takes place the first Saturday of every month all around the country, usually from 9-noon local time. From the general website, you need to click to your local store website for all the details and an option to register ahead online. You can drop in with your grandchild anytime during the workshop class but make sure to leave enough time to complete their project before it ends. You may want to register to be sure they have enough kits to go around.


The Workshop projects are usually made from precut wood and designed for both boys and girls. Fire trucks, birdhouses, picture frames, toolboxes, mail organizers, race cars, and planters are a few recent ones. The selections are often seasonal or holiday-themed – the August kit is for bookworm bookends for back-to-school. The project choice is posted on the website closer to the event to plan accordingly.

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Once your project is complete, you and your grandchild can decorate it with paint and stickers also supplied. There are Home Depot instructors, but all Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last (I think we still have Daniel’s and he is 20!). Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

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Some of the kits are also available for purchase if the kids (or you!) get hooked. They also sell a complete party kit (cup, plates etc.) if you are inspired to throw a DIY birthday party. The orange aprons are also available for purchase to complete the theme.

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This monthly event is a win-win, and FREE! It is so fun to build something together, and even better with help and supplies. The workshops are advertised for 5-12, but mine have done it younger since we are used to projects and building. I would think a 10-12 year old would be too mature to be interested unless they haven’t been exposed to projects like this – you know your Grands!