Kids' Carpentry is a year-round, after-school math enrichment program. This program - established in 1982 - remains very popular among parents, educators, administrators and most importantly, students. Kids' Carpentry is designed to teach boys and girls, grades kindergarten through sixth, practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools.
By building a variety of fun projects, children learn a wide range of valuable carpentry skills such as measuring, fractions, sawing, drilling, rasping, fastening, sanding, shaping, assembly, and painting. Hand in hand with the practical skills goes a wide variety of other worthy concepts such as abstract reasoning, applied mathematics, problem solving, craftsmanship, fine motor skills, respect for tools, and patience.
The success of Kids' Carpentry is largely due to its ability to capture the children's attention. While the children build fun and exciting projects they are also empowered to become independent thinkers - building confidence, self esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that will last them a lifetime!
Kids' Carpenty. Building confidence, and teaching with respect and humor, in a safe and happy environment.
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After completing the pick-up truck this student decided to try his hand at using a coping saw. As you can see from the finished product "the sword" was a complete success! With lots of craftsmanship the student used a coping saw to cut the initial shape out of a piece of wood. Then with the assistance of a shinto rasp he was able to refine his project by sculpting the wood into the final shape. Finally with the use of his sanding block and plenty of effort his project was finished.