FREE Home Depot Kids Workshops (2024): Quality time with the kids

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Looking for the next FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit? The Home Depot Workshops for kids have always been a Kidding Around favorite. We’ve been, we love them, and our readers do, too! We’re going to tell you what we love, why we love it, how to register, and some parent tips to help you make the most of your visit to the free workshops for kids at Home Depot.

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Home Depot Kids Workshop Schedule and news

I have always looked forward to the first Saturday of the month for the past several years as it has been my mommy-daughter date at the Home Depot kids workshop. I grab my coffee and my two young kids get their hammers and paintbrushes and we build whatever the kids’ workshop has deemed the project of the month at our local store.

It’s all free! Home Depot offers workshop kits for kids, including all materials needed to complete the project, totally free. These projects are an amazing way to spend some quality time with the kids, without spending a dime. In this article, we’ll take you along on our in-person visit to a Home Depot Workshop for kids and tell you exactly what to expect when you visit.

May 2024: Home Depot Kids Project- Bloomin’ Picture Frame

Make Mom something special for Mother’s Day with the Home Depot Kids Workshop in May. You’ll make a flower picture fram. How fun! And, we know Mom will love it! Visit on May 4th, 2024 from 9 am to 12 pm. Registration in advance is encouraged.

Home Depot Kids Workshops in the News

We sat down with local news outlet, Fox Carolina to chat about these workshops.

Home Depot Workshop for Kids: Free!

Experience The Home Depot Kids Workshop

We love taking kids to the Home Depot workshops. We pooled the experiences of our KA Team in this review, so you’ll know what you can expect when you attend. Here are the top 3 things you need to know!

  1. First, the Home Depot has workshops of all kinds for their customers and they have these awesome kids workshops on the first Saturday of every month from 9 am-Noon.
  2. Secondly, know that they provide all the materials you need to make whatever the craft of the day is. Just show up with your kid. With the take-home kits, you’ll have to do some of that yourself.
  3. Third, you, and your child, don’t need any kind of handyman experience. I’ve certainly made mistakes helping my daughters build all sorts of stuff but it’s a great learning time for all of us and it also helps with hand-eye coordination for the kiddos.

See for Yourself! A Video of Our Home Depot Kids Visit

Building and Painting

The crafts always consist of something that you have to hammer together and then paint. My daughters both are great with handling a hammer and have only hit my fingers a few times. They also absolutely love the painting part too.

We have made all kinds of stuff together – a birdhouse, a car, a plane, a mailbox, a little sled, a planter (these are all kid-size, not big people, normal-sized things).

Thankfully there are instructions on how to put it together. I also cheat and see what the other parents do.

Free Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit, working with Dad on a project

How Kids Workshops at Home Depot Work

Check out your local Home Depot by going to the kids’ workshop link to make sure they have the kids’ workshop available. Most of the stores in the area have them.

All you do is show up between 9 am and Noon (look around for the area where they have the workshop or ask an associate) and the nice people at Home Depot will give you a packet that contains the craft, along with a kids apron and a commemorative pin, and step by step instructions.

You can register online to be sure you get a kit. If inventory levels of the kits are low, those who registered online will get them first. But usually, there isn’t a problem!

My daughter has a bunch of the commemorative pins on her Home Depot apron At the stores, Home Depot has benches and tables set up where you can sit down and get to work. They provide the little paintbrushes, the hammers, and the paint. I try to have my kids wear clothes I wouldn’t mind getting paint on because it can get a little messy.

I have to stop myself from helping them too much because it’s so fun. I’ve seen parents really get into it and do all the painting while their child watches. It’s a kid’s thing so let the kids do it! And they are learning how to woodwork in the process, which helps build their confidence.

More Details: Free Home Depot Kids Workshop

The kids’ workshops are on the first Saturday of the month. I started taking my oldest daughter when she was 3-years-old, which worked out great and my youngest when she was around two-and-a-half. It really depends on the child and how many kids you can control at once.

I have found it’s an awesome parent-kid date idea, especially for parents whose time is more limited during the workweek.

2024 Home Depot Kids Workshop Kit Schedule

Free Home Depot Kids kits are available the first Saturday of the month for completion in-store.

January 6th, 2024: Delivery Truck
February 3rd, 2024: Valentines Basket
March 2nd, 2024: Butterfly House
April 6th, 2024: Lattice Planter
May 4th, 2024: Bloomin Picture Frame
June 1st, 2024: Grill Gift card Box
July 6th, 2024: Soccer Game
August 3rd, 2024: Whiteboard
September 7th, 2024: Field Goal Game
October 5th, 2024: Fire Rescue Truck
November 2nd, 2024: Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
November 30th, 2024: Cocoa Ornament
December 7th, 2024: Holiday Snow Globe
January 4th, 2025: Piggy Bank

Past Projects Included

Kids workshops 2023 made:

  • Snowball Game
  • Valentine’s Vase
  • Pinball Game
  • Poolside Birdhouse
  • Flower Planter
  • Putting Green
  • Fireworks Bean Bag Toss
  • Treasure Chest
  • Build a Microscope
  • Rescue Floatplane
  • Horseshoe Game
  • Penguin Photo Ornament
  • Gingerbread House
Free things to do for kids across the USA

We LOVE free things to do!

Find more in the Kidding Around Guide to Free Things to Do for Kids

Don’t want to wait? Purchase Wood Kits for Kids

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You can purchase woodcraft kits for children instead of waiting for the free Home Depot kits each month. Help children develop woodworking skills, practice following written directions, get a little creative, and just enjoy some quality time with you!

You also find some of the Home Depot Kids Kits on sale at Home Depot online. You can even purchase a kid party pack. What a great idea for a kids’ party!

The Home Depot Kids page also has virtual workshops and virtual field trip videos about plants that kids may enjoy.

Home Depot Free Kids’ Workshops FAQ

How do I sign-up for the free Kids’ Workshops at Home Depot?

Sign-up at Home Depot Kids. It just takes a minute and it’s the best way to make sure there will be a kit there for your kids.

Are the Home Depot Kids’ Kits hard to build?

Don’t worry. Picture instructions are included and you don’t need any special prior knowledge of building things to complete the project with your kids. Just go and have a good time. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Are the Home Depot Kids’ workshops really free?

Yep. Totally free. Sign-up and then spend a little time building something fun with your kids. Few things in life are free anymore and opportunities to do something cool with your kids for free are definitely limited. We love that Home Depot is keeping these workshops free. Go make some memories. You’ll never regret spending time with your kids.

What ages are good for the Free Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

We’d recommend about age 3 and up. At 3, the kids will need lots of help from you. but as kids get older they’ll be able to do more and more of the project independently.

Are there more free kids’ workshops and events at other stores?

  • Lowe’s offers similar Free Kids’ Workshops once a month.
  • And, JCPenney offers free kids craft events each month.
  • Show Us Your Work!

    Thanks for sharing your awesome Home Depot Kids’ Workshop Projects. We love them!

    So mark your calendars and have fun!


    About the Author
    Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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    3 years ago

    Hi, has anyone been able to register for a DIY take home kit?

    3 years ago
    Reply to  Lindsey

    No, I haven’t. I see where you can pay money for it but not the free one. It’s confusing?

    3 years ago
    Reply to  Tiffany

    to go you´r home depot and go to customer service and ask for a free kid kit

    3 years ago
    Reply to  Lindsey

    Just check your store. Ours still is giving them away the first Saturday of every month between 9a-12p. Check with customer service, they might still have some left.

    3 years ago

    Does anyone happen to know what the project will be Nov 27th?

    3 years ago
    Reply to  Dana

    The black Friday project for 2021 is a Gingerbread house photo frame.

    3 years ago

    Is there a way I can get enough for my READ program students? We have 17 students enrolled now.

    3 years ago
    Reply to  Nicole

    You will need to contact Home Depot.

    Nicole Fink
    2 years ago
    Reply to  Nicole

    Hi! As Bethany Said just contact your local Home Depot and inquire about getting kits for an event. Most of the time the store may have enough on hand to hand out directly. Typically if extra kits need to be ordered the store will require at least a 3 week lead time to ensure that the kits arrive before the event is supposed to take place.

    Eternity Busick
    2 years ago

    How can you get one of these in the mail?

    Jodi L Brandsma
    2 years ago

    I am a summer day care teacher for 5 to 10 year olds. I was wondering if it were possible for me to pick up 25-30 of your amazing building kits to do with my kiddos since we are not allowed to have fieldtrips this summer.
    Jodi Brandsma

    2 years ago

    You’ll need to contact your local Home Depot location to arrange this with store management.

    Mary Carroll
    2 years ago

    Loved taking the grandkids to the workshops.

    2 years ago

    I would like to know how we can get an apron for the kids crafts I need 5 of them if I can get them thank you for your time

    April Laney
    2 years ago

    When will the 20222 list of projects be out?

    2 years ago
    Reply to  April Laney

    There is not a January workshop, so the new year’s list is usually announced in late January for the first workshop of the year in February.

    Nick Calabretta
    2 years ago

    My grandson has been doing these projects for awhile now. First 2 years in the store & since has been doing at home with the free kits since Covid started. He earned his 25 kit pin in the store but now has 5-0 kits/ pins on his apron. How can he get his 5o project special pin. Also, my granddaughter is of age now, how can I get a new apron for her?

    Stefanie Chandler
    1 year ago

    I have written a book for kids; The Crud Box…an Inventor’s Supply Kit. It teaches kid how to dream-up, design and make their own toys. I suggest the child and parent work together to decide what tools are need. I need some pictures of tools so parent and child can talk about their safe use. Who may I send a copy of the book to and let them see if Home Depot would be interested in helping me. In addition to the book I hope to develop a TV show encouraging kids to invent toys.  

    1 year ago

    Is this at all Home Depots, or is there a specific one?