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Kids' Video Library

Lowe's Family Fun Projects. Watch, learn, and build. Together.

How To Make An Old-Fashioned Tree Swing

Online Supplies:

  • Safety Glasses
  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamps
  • 1/2 Inch spade drill bit
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Putty knife
  • Electric sander
  • Rafter square
  • 1 x 8 board at least 44 inches [112 cm] long
  • 1/2 inch braided nylon rope
  • Carpenter's glue
  • Rags
  • Masking tape
  • Lighter or matches
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge

HOW TO MAKE A JUNIOR-SIZED WORKBENCH FOR KIDS

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamps
  • Drill bit - 1/4 inch [6.4 mm] Drill bit - 1/8 inch [3.2 mm]Driver bit to fit pocket-screws
  • Kreg Jig
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Pliers
  • Plywood
  • Table legs - 2 x 2 poplar
  • Frame - 1 x 4 poplar
  • Screws
  • Water based clear-coat
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Rags
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge
  • Carriage Bolts

HOW TO MAKE A FAMILY MESSAGE BOARD

Online Supplies:

  • Drill
  • Clamps
  • Countersink bit and square-head driver bit combo
  • Painting Equipment
  • Saw
  • Sander/sand paper
  • Clamps
  • Rafter square
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Putty knife
  • Bastard file
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Offset tinsnips!
  • Rolling pin
  • Mitre box
  • Plywood
  • Wood scraps for magnets
  • Galvanized sheet metal flashing
  • Moulding
  • Unsanded grout powder
  • Valspar metal paint
  • Paint
  • Permanent marker
  • Scrap of foamcore (from office supply store)
  • Self-adhesive cork shelf-liner
  • Magnets
  • Carpenter's glue
  • White glue
  • Gap filling adhesive
  • Vinyl, rubber or nitrile gloves
  • Rags
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge
  • Painter's masking tap

HOW TO BUILD A EASY BIRD FEEDER

Online Supplies:

  • Safety glasses
  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Driver/drill/countersink bit combo Rafter Square
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Paint brush
  • Lumber
  • Screws
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Rags
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge Paint
  • Glitter - optional
  • Gap filling adhesive
  • Mulch chips or pea-gravel
  • Bird seed
  • Parachute cord
  • Small screw eyes
  • Matches or lighter

HOW TO MAKE AN EASY KID'S LOOM

Online Supplies:

  • Safety glasses
  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver (optional)
  • Wide-toothed comb Ruler
  • Lumber
  • Screws
  • Fabric to rip up
  • Paint stir stick or piece of moulding
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge

HOW TO BUILD A CHALKBOARD

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Drill bit - 1/8-inch
  • Robertson square driver/countersink bit combo
  • Sponge paint roller
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Frame
  • Chalkboard
  • Screws
  • Paint
  • Unsanded white grout powder
  • Sandpaper
  • Carpenter's glue
  • Trim

HOW TO MAKE A DECOUPAGE MIRROR

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Sponge brush
  • Hair dryer
  • Putty knife
  • Plywood back
  • Frame
  • Carpenter's glue
  • White glue
  • Interlocking picture hanging hardware
  • Fabric sample squares
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Paint
  • Gap-filling adhesive
  • Sand paper or sanding sponge

HOW TO BUILD A GROWTH CHART

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Square
  • Paint brush
  • Caulking Gun
  • Tin snips or heavy craft scissors
  • Lumber
  • Interlocking picture hanging hardware
  • Paint
  • Pea gravel
  • Used metal tape measure
  • Sanded caulking
  • Scrap wood
  • Sand paper
  • Markers or crayons
  • Sponge
  • Masking tape
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Rags
  • Toy car(s)
  • Silicone sealant
  • Magnets
  • Sandpaper or sanding sponge
  • Popsicle sticks

HOW TO BUILD A PUPPET THEATRE

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • 1/8" drill bit
  • Countersink drill/driver bit combo
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Staple gun
  • Small Phillips screw driver
  • Wood
  • Puppets
  • Screws
  • Vinyl shelf liner
  • Paint & foam paintbrushes
  • Sandpaper or sanding sponge
  • Unsanded white grout powder
  • Two cup hooks to fit the dowel
  • Two LED toolbox lights

HOW TO BUILD A STEP STOOL

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw (Japanese style recommended)
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Painting sponge
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Rafter (speed) square
  • Putty knife (or popsicle sticks)
  • Stool top
  • Trim
  • Table legs
  • Table leg mounting hardware
  • Carpenter's Glue
  • Clear water-based finish
  • Homemade stain for legs
  • Sanding Sponge

HOW TO MAKE PHOTO BLOCKS

Online Supplies:

  • Computer printer
  • Handsaw
  • Clothes iron
  • Paper trimmer
  • Clamp
  • Lumber
  • Sand paper 120-grit
  • T-shirt transfer paper

HOW TO MAKE A BEANBAG TOSS GAME

Online Supplies:

  • Putty knife or pallet knifer
  • Painting equipment
  • Saw
  • Craft scissors
  • Clamps
  • Rafter square
  • Pencil and marking pen for cloth Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Jigsaw

HOW TO BUILD A LAPDESK

Online Supplies:

  • Foam paint brush
  • Saw
  • Sponge
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Craft scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure

HOW TO MAKE A HOCKEY NET WITH PVC PIPE

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • PVC Schedule 40 one-inch pipe
  • Screws
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Utility netting

HOW TO MAKE BEDROOM DOOR SIGNS

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Foam paint brush
  • Inkjet printer
  • Hairdryer (optional)
  • Length of 1x12 pine board or some chunks of scrap lumber
  • Wood trim and ornaments
  • Paint
  • White vinegar
  • Permanent marker
  • Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Two 2-inch [5.08 cm] screws
  • 100 - 120 grit sandpaper or sanding sponge

HOW TO MAKE A BOOK SLING

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Drill
  • Drill and Driver Bits
  • Clamp
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Foam paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Canvas
  • Weldbond glue
  • Vinyl shelf liner
  • 1x4 poplar - one 48-inch board
  • Two 36-inch, 3/4-inch diameter hardwood dowels
  • Screws
  • Four 3/8-inch hardwood screw
  • Caps
  • Paint
  • 18-inch interlocking picture hanging hardware

HOW TO BUILD A PRINCESS CASTLE

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Clamp or vice
  • Paint brushes
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • 1 - 36-inch dowel
  • Canopy (or sheet)
  • Heavy art paper to paint for the banner
  • Variety of paint
  • 100 - 120 grit sandpaper or sanding sponge
  • Carpenter's glue or white glue

HOW TO BUILD AN ART TABLE

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Clamp
  • Drill
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Plywood
  • Table legs
  • Moulding
  • Hardwood dowel
  • Plastic 3-drawer set
  • Screws
  • Washers
  • Water based stain
  • Weldbond glue for edge banding
  • Painter's tape
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Rags for clean-up and staining
  • 100-120 grit sand paper or sanding sponge
  • 18" wide drawing paper roll from an art supplies store
  • Ribbon

HOW TO MAKE A PVC CAMP STOOL

Online Supplies:

  • Handsaw
  • Clamp or vice
  • Drill drill bit - 1/4 inch [0.64 cm]
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • PVC Schedule 40, 3/4-inch pipe
  • 2 - 1/4" x 3" carriage bolts
  • 2 - 1/4" wing nuts
  • 2 - 1/4" washers
  • Cloth or landscape fabric - 8" x 17"
  • Assorted duct tape
  • 100 - 120 grit sandpaper or sanding sponge

HOW TO BUILD A CHALKBOARD TABLE

Online Supplies:

  • Drill
  • Countersink bit and square-head driver bit combo
  • Painting Equipment
  • Saw
  • Sander
  • Clamps
  • Rafter square
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Putty knife
  • Wood rasp
  • Hole saw
  • Screws - 20 #8 1-1/2 inch
  • Carpenter's glue
  • Sand paper 80-120 grit
  • Paint - flat or eggshell
  • Unsanded grout powder
  • Chalk
  • Flared drinking glass or plastic yogurt container

How To Build An Upcycled Vanity

Online Supplies:

How to Build a Padded Headboard

Online Supplies:

How to Build a CAT CONDO

Online Supplies:

How to Build a Chalkboard Desk with Steel Pipe Legs

Online Supplies:

  • Empty tin can
  • Rags
  • Lumber

    Pine project wood 3/4-inch x 20-inch x 36-inch [19 mm x 508 mm x 914 mm]

  • Screws

    Sixteen 3/4-inch [1.9 cm] #8 zinc wood screws

  • Threaded Iron Pipe & Fittings

    Four 18-inch nipples

    Two 10-inch nipples

    Eight 6-inch nipples

    Seven tees

    Four caps

    Four flanges

  • Masking tape
  • Rustoleum water-based Metallic Accents paint
  • Unsanded grout powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Paint
  • Chalk
  • Black tea (optional)

How to Build a Portable Gaming Terrain Board

Online Supplies:

How to Build a SWINGING TREEHOUSE LOUNGER

Lumber:

Platform:

  • 1/2" [1.27 cm] exterior grade plywood
    • Two pieces cut to 66" x 24" [167.6 cm x 61 cm]
  • 2x4 lumber for the platform frame (we used cedar)
    • Three 8-foot boards
      • Two pieces cut to 66" [243.8 cm]
      • Two pieces cut to 24" [61 cm]
    • 5/4" x 6" cedar decking (we used cedar)
      • One 8-foot board for armrests
        • Two pieces cut to 24-1/2"

Hardware:

Other Supplies:

How to Build a CLIMBING NET

Online Supplies:

How to Build a GAMING TERRAIN PIECES

Online Supplies:

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