Featured Event: Free Workshops for Kids at Home Depot

Every first Saturday of the month the Home Depot hosts an amazing FREE woodworking workshop for kids. They hand out kits that include the instructions and materials needed to construct a new project each time! Tools and supplies are provided. Your child will not only get to keep their apron and craft, but will receive a certificate of completion and super cool commemorative pin as well! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

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Building mailboxes at February’s workshop


We walked into this event completely by accident last month. Little did we know that when we went into Home Depot looking for lighting, we’d walk out with two tiny carpenters instead! It was an awesome surprise! We were super impressed by how hands-on the workshop was. There was a station set up for sign in. Aprons set out ready to be claimed. Workbenches were spread out along the aisle way. Hammers, safety goggles, paint and paintbrushes were placed strategically, ready to be used. Under our supervision the kids got to use real tools (hand-over-hand) to put their craft together. They were stoked! Their favorite part was being able to pick from so many different paint colors and then go crazy decorating!



Today we went to the ‘Build a Tiny Wagon’ workshop. My husband marked this day on the calendar as soon as we got home last month…we were not about to miss it! We arrived at around 10 to make sure that there would be kits available and the kids got right to work!


They were so proud of the little wagons that they made!!



Sure enough they had also earned a second pin to display on their aprons and yet another certificate to hang on their bedroom wall!

Thank you Home Depot for offering this free opportunity for children to gain new skills as well as to build their self confidence by taking such pride in their work!




Next month the focus will be on building a butterfly house. We’ll be there! Will you??

Please note that there is an option to register online for this event, but it doesn’t ensure that there will be kits left by the time you get there. Supplies are limited! It runs from 9:00 to 12:00 on a first come first serve basis!


Please see our event calendar for dates and information

Find Out More


Salem Locations

The Home Depot- 3021 Cherry Ave Ne, Salem, OR 97301

The Home Depot- 3795 Hagers Grove Rd Se, Salem, OR 97317


First Saturday of every month: 9:00-12:00




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