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Lakeshore Build It yourself woodworking kit

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My 4 year old son likes tools and anything that involves using a hammer. He has enjoyed going to Home Depot or Lowe's for their build it projects. When I saw that Lakeshore offered a build it yourself woodworking kit, I knew he would love it.


The kit includes a lightweight hammer, nails, instructions for multiple projects and more. Comes in a 7 3/4" x 12" box. Over 80 pieces come in the kit.

The first project that my 4 year old decided to make was the train. My daughter made a bank. They have also made a name plate. Jerom next wants to make the airplane. 

The projects are fun and the kids enjoy doing them. They do require help and supervision but the kids have fun with them.

The wood box doesn't have a lid. I wish that it came with a lid because then I wouldn't have to worry about losing any pieces. Another downfall I see is that the kit only comes with enough pieces to make one of the item. So my daughter couldn't make a train or my son couldn't make …

Lakeshore Letters, Numbers, and Shapes Giant Stencil Box

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My son is 4 and just learning how to write. He enjoys drawing and beginning to write his name. So when I had the chance to review a Letters, Numbers, and Shapes stencil box from lakeshore I was excited. I knew this would give him opportunities to use his fine motor skills and begin to write letters and numbers.

When we first received the stencils I even took some to work. I work with preschoolers on a daily basis. I took the heart shape since it was February at the time. Their is the big heart shaped one that comes in the shape section plus a heart shape one in the number section. The preschoolers all enjoyed using the stencils.

Before the first use we did have to punch out all the inside pieces. That part was easy and I decided to keep the insides. The little shapes, and pictures are fun for my kids to play with or use to practice counting.

My kids have created numerous pictures using these stencils. Another activity we did was use a paint brush with just water. We placed the stenci…

Lakeshore All in one craft tub

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I have 2 kids ages 7 and 4. They are always looking for something to do. One thing that can keep them both busy is crafts. I was pleased to get a chance to review the All in one Craft tub from lakeshore.

The kit comes with an idea booklet that includes ideas of crafts that you can make using the kit. Some ideas include a butterfly mobile, friendship bracelets, puppets, and picture frame.