There are literally millions of projects for kids. Some home improvement stores even offer free workshops where kids can go build something. The workshops include a pattern and all the materials needed to build a project and supervision by experienced adults to complete the
Options for woodworking projects for kids include a planter, bookshelves, book ends, coat trees, coat wall racks, key racks, simple bird feeders and bird houses. A very simple project for the very young beginner is a wooden cutting board for use in the kitchen. A child’s toolbox is another simple project. Puzzles are great as well, as long as mom or dad is supervising the cutting since it requires some curves and such.
A trash can can also be made out of wood by kids. Other ideas include a step stool, adjustable stilts, a bench, or a spice rack. All of these project patterns can be found for free, many online. But also check out the free patterns section at your local home improvement store. Many provide free patterns to the public.
Another very simple project is a picture frame. This can be made by children of nearly any age. If they can put two pieces of wood together with glue, they can make a picture frame. Picture frames can be made from scrap wood or Popsicle sticks or any number of odds and ends. The frame can then be used for any photo that the child chooses and given as a gift or just hung on the wall for them to enjoy.