Character Building Mini-Maker Kits

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The Ash & Co Workshops Character Building Kits are a unique craft kit like nothing else available today. They inspire creativity and teach basic woodworking skills to all. The character blocks are all made from super high quality hardwoods and each kit is made by hand in our Hampshire workshop.

The character building kit
Every kit comes with the basic components needed to make an awesome character as well as loads of accessories so you can make yours totally unique and an in-depth instructional video to create the workshop experience in your home.

The main character components are handmade from hardwood blocks and shapes and we include sandpaper to get a lovely smooth finish and dowels to join them together. Every bag of accessories is slightly different and contains a range of super cool bits and bobs you can attach to your character to make it truly unique. There’s washers and nuts and buttons and soft wires and hardwood curls, coloured wool and bits of scrap wood too! 

There’s so many accessories, there is usually enough left to make a little friend to go with your character. Just bring your imagination!

Character building kits for all ages
These Character Building kits are great fun for almost any age but there are small parts included so we recommend age four and above as a minimum.

This is not a toy and children must be supervised at all times when building their kit.

What tools are needed to make a wooden character?
You will need glue and some basic tools to make these kits. A hammer of some kind is advisable, and a screwdriver and a pair of pliers is more than enough to get the job done.

We offer the choice to add superglue to your kit, or you could use your own PVA or glue gun. If you fancy a glue gun, we have a great little one for sale here › 

We also offer a great value Essential Maker Tool Kit to go with your new kit to make sure you have all the tools you need!

These kits really are special and we are extremely proud of them. We believe that kids should be given free rein to create something awesome. To be able to send a little bit of the maker magic you get at our kids workshops in these kits is a dream come true for us so we hope you love them as much as we do!

PLEASE NOTE: The character kits do not come with any glue as standard. You can choose to use PVA glue you have at home, a glue gun (available here) or choose to add super glue and gloves to your kit for just £1 extra which we recommend.

For full build instructions, please check out our range of videos here.


We aim to dispatch orders within 1-2 business days. Orders are sent by courier and we currently expect parcels to take around 3-4 days from dispatch.

Delivery costs a flat rate of £2.99 and is FREE for orders over £50.

Alternatively you can arrange a contactless collection from the workshop for free. Please contact us if you would like to arrange this.

Safety warnings
This woodworking kit is not a toy. It contains small parts and must be kept out of the way of babies and very young children. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised at all times whilst making this kit. Once assembled, please keep your character away from babies due to the small parts and components which may become loose when the kit is complete.


Customer testimonials

"My little boy loved it!! He was absolutely delighted with the tools. Thank you very much for your help and advice. I think the children are planning their next order of kits!'
Sarah, Liverpool

"We think that what you’re doing here is absolutely fantastic and both Nathan and Maya have LOVED doing these!!"
Joanne, Cambridge

"He absolutely loved opening the box and said how brilliant it was that you had thought of everything he could want, down to the little shavings and wool strands. He loved making it and hopes to see you soon."
Lisa, Farnham

We LOVE seeing what you make with our Character Building kits. Here are just a few of our favourites. Please do keep sending us your photos Makers 😊

customer photos of character building kits



We aim to dispatch orders for kits and tools within 1-3 business days.

Orders are sent by courier and we currently expect parcels to take around 3-4 days from dispatch.

Delivery is FREE to mainland UK addresses for all orders over £20 or £2.99 for orders under £20.

Alternatively you can arrange a contactless collection from the workshop. Please contact us if you would like to arrange this.

Bespoke products have a longer turn-around time, please contact us to discuss.

For deliveries to other countries, we need to charge a little more to cover our costs and they are dependent on which country you're from. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this.

Orders for workshops and courses will receive a booking confirmation via email within 48 hours of booking.

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