Ah, the smell of lumber in the morning!
Did you know Home Depot hosts a free monthly workshop for kids?
They provide all the necessary tools and materials (hammer, screwdriver, paint, stickers) and parents will support their kids in completing a DIY project. Although the workshop is geared towards children ages 5 to 12, younger children can participate with some help from grownups.
The July 6th workshop is building a Tow Truck.
From the Home Depot Website:
Save the day with a tow truck in this hands-on workshop. Together you and your child can build a custom toy tow truck with an operational boom to rescue model vehicles from ditches and embankments, move disabled vehicles or simply put the model on display. Once your wrecker construction is complete, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Along with signing up here. You also must register at
Note: NYC Dads Group is not affiliated with Home Depot in any way. By participating in this workshop you understand that it involves working with heavy/sharp objects (hammer, nails, screws) and such activity carries the risk of injury whether physical or mental. You understand that it is your responsibility to supervise your children and will not hold the organizer or NYC Dads Group liable for any injury during this Meetup.
It is better to get there early around 8:30am because the line becomes very long and I can not reserve a table forThe NYC Dads Group.