Simple enough for an 8-year-old, this pre-cut wooden kit encourages creativity and a sense of accomplishment. Your child will learn to sand, nail and create real cool stuff in just about an hour. Parents of younger children will have fun working with them on this big kid project. Parts are made of wood. Can be used as is or finished with your own paint, sticker or stamps. Glue, hammer and/or screwdriver not included.
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84%of customersrecommend this product48 of 57reviews
Rating Breakdown60 reviews
84%of customersrecommend this product48 of 57reviews
This is a great idea for a kids project but very poorly executed. It's really heartbreaking to sit down with your son to build this project and find the pieces do not fit together very well. The dowel rod was too short for the span. The kerfs on the end panels were cut at an angle and did not match with those of the side panels. Since its sold only online, a simple emergency trip to HD to exchange is out of the question. Its expensive firewood. You can imagine my son's disappointment..
I teach cub scouts and one thing they love to do is put together these tool kits! I bought them last year and they were great! So, naturally I ordered what I thought was the same kit (same price, and it was the only build it yourself tool kit they have) but this kit was quite a bit smaller and the quality was not even close to what the kit was last year. The nails bent easily, the wood split when you tried to nail into it. They just weren't very good. Granted, they were only $10, but I got a much better quality and much bigger kit last year for the same price. NOT IMPRESSED.
I bought the tool box, bird house, and helicopter projects for children for my 9-year-old grandson's birthday. He has really enjoyed working on them with his dad -- so nice to find an "unplugged" activity that he can share with his parents!!
Perfect project for kids! Item is exactly as described and good quality for what you're paying. We bought a whole bunch, spray painted them black, and used them as accents for our wedding. Perfect substitute for the typical wicker basket. See two photo examples
Pros: Vibrant Color, Multi Use, Stylish, Light Weight, Good Shape, easy to build, inexpensive
I needed a substitute for the traditional Easter basket that would be practical and a fun activity for my two grandchildren, ages 3 1/2 and 22 months. I shopped online, knowing Home Depot had a great children's program in stores and would likely have a great selection. The tool box was the perfect size and proved to be just the right level of difficulty for young ones who would have adult help. Kits arrived on time. Instructions were clear and easy.
Pros: Multi Use, High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, inexpensive
My 4 y/o grandson had a blast learning to put this simple toolbox together. There were no pieces missing. We chose to secure the dowel handle on each end with a brad nail in addition to the glue. He has since painted it and added a layer of polyacrylic. He proudly shows it to anyone and everyone and uses his small tools to help around the house.
This was for a Cub Scout project. It worked well in that respect, but the boxes themselves are very small. It barely fits a few screwdrivers. I was expecting it to be a bit larger to fit say a hammer. I guess I should have looked more closely at the dimensions of the product before ordering. Also since this is for beginners, a few more extra nails would be nice. Boys bent several trying to hammer it in. The kit had two extra nails.
I probably will not select this kit for a project in the future because of its small size.
Thanks to our Den Leader for this excellent idea!!
Our Wolf Den just built these tool boxes. It was utter amazement to see this group of boys so attentive. OK, so some of Wolf Cubs took a couple of minutes to goof off, but for the most part ten, 8 year olds gave this project their undivided attention.
The Tool Box kit provided enough difficulty to get the kids to use logic and coordination, but not too tricky at all. All of the boys completed the project in a timely manner.
The Wolf Cubs enjoyed the task and raved about it. I look forward to the next Build, Learn and Create project.
I ordered this for Christmas for my 6-year-old nephew. It shipped so quickly even though it was ordered during the busiest shipping week of the year, which I really appreciated! My nephew loved it. He needed a little help getting the nails started but after that, he was able to finish on his own.
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Review 14 for Tool Box Kit
from North Port, FL, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
Home Improvement Profile:Other
Not as big as appeared but will still be fun for grandson
These kits were just the ticket for a Cub Scout project. The boys were able to assemble the tool boxes in the time allotted for the den meeting. Each kit includes a few extra nails which was helpful as the kids tended to drop or bend the nails quite frequently. If you nail and glue the joints, the tool boxes are very sturdy. On the negative side, The kit is a little pricy for what you get and the packaging was quite flimsy.
We ordered these tool box kits for our Cub Scout Bear den to complete for one of their Achievements. We were very happy with the kits, and the extra assistance we received from Home Depot. The kits were better quality than the ones we had found at a Scout Store.
This was an easy project for my son to complete as a Christmas gift. However it was missing the handle which forced me to head to the local hardware store and pick up a dowel to complete the toolbox. It was not very sturdy and extra nails where needed to keep all the pieces secure.
We bought 7 of these for my son's cub scout project (8-9 year olds). They were very easy to put together. The boys had a great time assembling...though the parents had to help a bit with the hammering. They loved the stickers that came with it too.
Easy to assemble, great value. This is a great project to do with a young child. I have a 5 yr old boy who loved building this and a bird house. He painted both and is very proud of his accomplishments.