Many teens today do not find do-it-yourself (DIY) projects interesting. They often resort to gadgets as hobbies because it is deemed easier and quite interactive.
Due to this, parents struggle to connect with their kids and have trouble finding a suitable bonding activity with their teens.
The teenage years are one of the most complex and crucial stages. It is the stage for learning and knowing one’s true self.
This stage is also considered one of the most wonderful time as it focuses on finding one’s real value and purpose in life.
Parents should take this as a chance to explore different activities with their teenagers. It is also an excellent time to teach strategies and tactics that can hold valuable later in life.
One activity that is both teens and parents can enjoy is woodworking. Here are just a few you can try with your kid:
Shoe Rack or Shoe Storage – Works Both Ways!
A shoe rack or shoe storage is one of the essential things to have at home for a more organized room or area. It is also an activity where your teenage kid not only learns woodworking skills but learns to keep things organized and neat as well.
With simple wood pieces, a choice of wood glue, wood filler, screws, or nails, you can make a shoe rack. Teens can also decorate it based on their personality with paint, stickers, or wallpaper.
Wooden Bench (Pretty Simple and Easy to Create)
A wooden bench is quite costly when you buy it from a store. If you have pieces of wood left in your garage, you can turn it into a wooden bench. Teens can maximize the use of their imagination by designing a seat that is functional and suits their style.
Make your teenagers feel that they are part of something special by asking them to help in creating things that serve a purpose at home.
Magazine Storage Containers – Can Also Be Used for Books!
This project might be a little advanced because it needs a bit of woodcarving. However, it is still a good start, especially since it can challenge a teenager’s creativity.
Furthermore, by teaching them to create small items like these to help with organizing stuff, they learn the responsibility of keeping things systematized. So, by the time they move out, they know how to keep everything in their apartment or home ordered and arranged.
Step Stool That’s Easy to Create in Just a Few Steps!
If you find carving a little too difficult to do for your teens, you might want to try basic woodworking that involves simple build-and-assemble. A step stool is an excellent place to start.
A step stool is composed of different sizes of wood that must be put together correctly. It is also necessary to make it as durable and sturdy as possible to avoid accidents.
Wooden Shelves – This One’s Great for Cramped Spaces
Shelves are one of the most basic DIY projects you can do at home. Teens can also find it fascinating to decorate and hang the shelves in their room, the living area, or anywhere inside the house that is deemed conducive to reading and learning.
Opt to hang it on the wall to save space. Try this project for the weekend with your kid.
Woodworking projects are excellent bonding activities for the whole family. It does not cost too much. Plus, teens can also learn new skills and techniques when it comes to organizing items at home. DIY is sometimes better because you can duly customize and unleash your creativity.
Author Bio: I spend most of my time in my garage turn wood workshop. I love tinkering with tools and explore them to do beautiful home improvements for my lovely family. Air Tool Guy is where I share my tips, experience, and passion for my fellow DIY-ers.