Home Depot Kids Workshop: Building Hawaii Family Fun!

Saturday Home Depot Kids Workshop Crowd

All Home Depot Stores
1st Saturday of every month
9am – Noon
Children ages 5 to 12

If you’re planning a Hawaii vacation, the Home Depot Kids Workshop is probably nowhere near the top of your Oahu tourism activities itinerary.  In fact, unless you are a die-hard, never-miss-a-month collector of the Home Depot projects and pins, I say do this at your local store when you get back home.  Besides, you might want to pick up a bucket of paint while you’re there, and I certainly don’t recommend trying to pack that in your suitcase!

Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit and Instructions

Thus, this page is primarily for local residents and the half-dozen* other people who don’t have a Home Depot or Lowe’s Home Improvement store somewhere near them.  Yes, both Home Depot and Lowe’s have similar activities for kids.  However, the Lowe’s program changes frequently, which makes it hard to give you information that will stay accurate from month to month.  Furthermore, I don’t feel like constantly updating this page, nor do I want to endlessly repeat: “Home Depot Kids Workshop and Lowe’s Build and Grow”.  So for those reasons, I’m going to focus on telling you about the Home Depot program; and you’re free to choose whichever you want…

*Estimated.  Actual statistic not available.

Home Depot Kids Workshop teaches very basic woodwork skills:

Home Depot Kids Workshop Project Painting

Okay, now that the disclaimers are done, I was planning to tell you about the Home Depot Kids Workshop.  Basically, this is a monthly opportunity for your kids to make a purposeful pile of wood out of an unassembled pile of wood.  Yeah, that’s about it.  On the first Saturday of each month starting at 9am, every Hawaii Home Depot store invites children ages 5 to 12 to assemble and paint a free wooden model kit (don’t bother getting there later than 10am because every kit will be gone).  The projects include things like bird houses, pencil boxes, piggy banks, boats, airplanes, and coasters (which I'm using at the exact moment I’m writing this).

Home Depot Kids Workshop Hammering

These projects teach only very basic woodworking skills – gluing, hammering, screwing, and painting.  There is no cutting, drilling, or sanding.  Nevertheless, the kids all seem to enjoy it.  Your child will receive a free apron, collector’s pin, and project kit.  Then when the project is complete, he or she will receive a certificate of completion and keep the craft.

A Finished Product at the Home Depot Kids Workshop

I grew up poking around construction sites for fun and then building tree houses and forts out of all the scrap lumber I collected.  However, since liability concerns, apartment managers, and neighborhood boards all tend to prevent such activities these days, the Home Depot Kids Workshop may be your child's first and only exposure to a hammer (and/or splinter).  It’s not just building knickknacks.  It’s building character.  So give it a go.

Hawaii Home Depot store locations:

Painting the Project at the Home Depot Kids Workshop

Closest to Waikiki:

421 Alakawa Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Closest to Ko Olina Resorts:        

4600 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707

Closest to H2 Freeway (from North Shore):

1021 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl City, HI 96782

Hawaii Lowe's Home Improvement store locations:

Closest to Waikiki:

411 Pacific Street, Honolulu, HI 96817

Closest to Ko Olina Resorts:       

94-805 Lumiaina Street, Waipahu, HI 96797

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