12 Gift Ideas for Kids Who Like DIY
If you're looking for gifts to buy for a budding DIYer, future electrician, wannabe mechanic, dabbling woodworker, or would-be handyman, you've come to the right place. Check out these toys, books, and gear for kids that encourages the DIY mindset from an early age.
A Workbench That's Just the Right Size
If your child is in that phase where he or she wants to copy everything you do, it might be a good (and safer!) idea to buy this KidKraft Deluxe Workbench, which comes with its own set of tools. Now kids can work at their own bench, with their own tools while mom or dad builds in the shop. This workbench comes with four pretend tools, a collection of faux hardware, and even a buzz saw.
Classic Children's Carpentry
Start Eye Safety Early
For the Budding Electrician
The littleBits Electronics Base Kit is a bit of an investment, but it's worth the price. Kids can safely play with and learn about electricity, all without wiring, soldering, or programming. This gift develops basic STEM principles that might come in handy in the future. You just might make a mini electrician or electrical engineer out of it!
Their Own Take-Along Tool Kit
A Book For Tinkerers
Pint-Sized Tape Measure and Level
This tape measure and level set from The Home Depot looks almost like the real thing. Kids can practice measuring and leveling or help mom and dad on the job with their own miniature tools. The tape measure extends to 50 inches, and the level includes three compartments with beads to simulate the real thing (though you may want to rely on your own for use in home improvement projects!).
Time to Get Building
Dress the Part
For the Future Auto Mechanic
Woodworking for Kids
Kids can build and paint their own woodworking projects with this Made By Me Woodworking For Kids kit. Encourage your child's interest in woodworking and carpentry with projects they can actually build safely and accurately themselves. With pre-cut wood pieces, glue, paints, and a wooden mallet, this kit comes with everything you need to start building.