Are you a teacher, school club or childcare provider? Would you like to give your pupils a fun, creative woodworking project in school?
Our Mini-Maker Education Pack contains everything you need to easily deliver a woodworking project in your school at a greatly reduced cost.
Each child will make a wooden robot that they can customise to their own design. They will learn how to sand wood properly, how to attach components together using wooden dowels and how to use hammers safely. They will have a selection of accessories to make theirs totally unique and end up with a great looking robot with moving arms and legs, as well as a huge sense of pride! We even include glue dots for mess-free, instant sticking.
The education pack contains hardwood wooden robot components, dowels, sandpaper, glue-dots and a range of cool accessories to stick on to make eyes, ears, hair, jet packs, or whatever the childrens imaginations come up with! We also include a scrap wood selection – and this is where the creative magic really happens as the children use their creativity to make accessories and extra characters with their leftover bits and bobs.
We provide a training video for the teachers to show them how to demonstrate the (simple) woodworking techniques and full written instructions as well as a risk assessment to use if you wish.
The pack arrives with all the components stacked in labelled boxes and bags ready for you to hand out to the children. We recommend using some small trays or dishes if you have them to share out the accessories or put some on each table.
The only tools that are required are hammers for tapping the dowels in and safety specs (both sold separately). Pliers can also be useful but are not essential. We recommend making sure your tables are sturdy enough for the children to hammer on or perhaps setting up a hammering station to supervise them a few at a time. We are happy to chat through this with you if you wish.
This robot building woodworking project is aimed at ages 6 to 10 but is also great fun for older kids. Younger children may require more support and supervision.
This awesome kit will bring the magic of the workshop to your school or club. All this is included in the price:
Main Components: • Pre-drilled Head Blocks • Pre-drilled Body Blocks • Pre-drilled Arms and Legs • Robot Feet
Accessories: • Small beads, buttons, hexagon nuts, small washers & more • Wool in different colours • Hand cut wood curls • Pieces of coloured aluminium wires
Extras: • Non-toxic glue dots to stick on accessories • Individually cut pieces of 120grit sand paper • Cardboard serving trays for teachers to hand out parts to each child
Instructions: A detailed instruction card per child showing how to put the robot together with extra maker tips on the back
Teachers Materials: We include a free risk assessment and a detailed video just for teachers showing how we run a session in the workshop, things to look out for and how to fix common problems.
Build a wooden robot project pack: £8 per child Minimum order: 25
How do I place an order? Please email Amanda on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01252 851464.
How long will the activity take? The activity should take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours.
How many adults will be needed? This depends on the children’s age and whether you plan to have a hammering station or give each child a hammer.
Do you have a risk assessment? Yes, we have a risk assessment specific to woodworking with children. Please let us know if you would like a copy for your records and we will be happy to forward it to you.
Do you come into the school to run the activity? No, instead we provide everything you need to run it yourselves. This keeps the cost of the activity really low and accessible for educators.
Do I need experience in woodworking to run this activity? No! The skills used are very basic and we will provide you with a video explaining everything. We are also happy to chat over any questions you may have on the phone.
What's in the pack? Want to know exactly what you get in the education pack? This video from Jonty will show you…