Twice a month, on a Saturday morning, you'll likely find me at my friendly neighborhood Lowe's, building something fun with my kids during the Lowe's Build & Grow workshops. We started trying these out when my youngest was not quite three years old. Even then, he loved to get the chance to hammer things, although more often than not, hammering include the project, the table and my fingers as I attempted to hold nails in place for him.
Now, at age 5, he's gotten the hang of hammering and our Saturday Lowe's projects, and loves the chance to build things with his grandfather. The Lowe's Red Tool Box kit arrived at our door and was immediately claimed by my son, as "his" tools.
Lowe's refers to the Red Tool Box as a "unique line of specially designed tools and carpentry kits for kids". It features real tools that just happen to be kid sized, along with projects to make. These aren't play tools or plastic imitations, but miniature versions of the tools that Mom and Dad have in their own box. The base tool kit retails for approximately $25 and includes a hammer, a saw, 2 screwdrivers, a clamp, file, ruler, tape measure, goggles and a tool belt--the perfect beginner's tool kit!
In addition to the tools, Lowe's sells Red Tool Box woodworking kits, with everything needed to complete a project. The kits encompass three levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and begin at approximately $7 for a beginner-level mini treasure chest and range upwards to $65 for an advanced level go-kart kit. We received two kits to try, the Mini Bug Barn and the Treasure Chest. While my 5 year old still needed some help, my 8 year old (the kits are marketed for ages 8 and up) was easily able to figure out what to do. Both kids are looking forward to trying out the tools with their grandfather as he has promised to show them a few woodworking tips and tricks.
Ski Moms Fun Podcast
The struggle is real, but the rewards are great. Welcome to the Ski Moms Fun Podcast a chat for women who love the outdoors and do the hard work of getting families out into the snow to play. Meet Your Hosts The Ski Moms Fun Podcast is hosted by Sarah Butler and Nicole ...read more
The Books Parents Need to Get Started on the College Search
We've got a high school junior and are starting to educate ourselves on the college process. I always rely on the advice of parents who've been there and experts to help me along the way. Two new books are the perfect reads for those of us embarking on this journey. Here are the ...read more
Preserve Recycles Toothbrushes
Put those used brushes back to work with this cool new Mail Back program from Preserve. These guys always amaze me with uses for our old yogurt cups. The Mail Back Pack is a revolutionary approach to packaging. When you are done with your toothbrush, you just send it back to ...read more
Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get samples for review.