The 10 Best Kid's Tool Sets

Updated December 15, 2016 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Kids love to imitate their parents. So let your little ones tinker away just like mom or dad does with their toolboxes with one of these kids' tool sets. Coming in bright colors with a variety of fun activities, your young builder will never know that he or she is developing important fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and color recognition. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kid's tool set on Amazon.

10. My First Craftsman

Keep your little tyke busy with the My First Craftsman, featuring lightweight tools that are simple to operate for any imaginary project indoors or outside. Unfortunately, the case latch is extremely hard to open and most kids will have to ask for help.
  • grooved bottom keeps box in place
  • integrated carrying handle lies flat
  • box plastic feels flimsy
Brand Craftsman
Model pending
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

9. Green Toys TLSB-1019

The eco-friendly Green Toys TLSB-1019 is built with both your child and planet Earth in mind. It features 15 efficient tools that are made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs and printed with nontoxic soy inks. The tools also have lettering identifying what they are.
  • dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
  • sturdy enough to last for years
  • hardware is hard to manipulate
Brand Green Toys
Model TLSB-1019
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Little Tikes My First Toolbox

The fun-filled Little Tikes My First Toolbox is the perfect choice for 3- to 5-year-olds. All of the tools feature chunky handles that are easier for kids with limited motor skills to hold, and its durable case won't break if dropped.
  • simple to clean and maintain
  • large sizes reduces choking hazards
  • screw bits can get lost easily
Brand Little Tikes
Model 634925M
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

7. Home Depot Deluxe

Unlike many other kids' tool sets, the Home Depot Deluxe doesn't come in a bunch of bright colors. Instead it is built to imitate real tools and comes in the same colors as you normally find in Home Depot tools. It is ideal for make-believe construction.
  • removable tool tray for hardware
  • includes a working tape measure
  • toolbox latch pops open too easily
Brand The home depot
Model 107
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Fisher-Price BMD90

The Fisher-Price BMD90 encourages creative playtime for kids who are interested in building. It comes with a power drill that has forward and reverse action and even interchangeable bits. The included tool caddy is a great way to keep the set organized and in one place.
  • has slots to hammer the nails into
  • drill has a long battery life
  • doesn't include very many tools
Brand Fisher-Price
Model R9698
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Melissa & Doug Wooden Take Along

The Melissa & Doug Wooden Take Along is a creative learning tool for preschoolers to explore how a hammer and wrench work, while improving their fine motor skills. It comes with lots of smoothly sanded wood pieces that can be connected in a variety of ways.
  • handle is easy to grab and go
  • very sturdy construction
  • hard to hammer in nails at first
Brand Melissa & Doug
Model 494
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

4. Theo Klein Bosch

All of the tools of the Theo Klein Bosch can be conveniently stored in the included tool belt, which allows your child to walk around the house and pretend to fix things just like a real carpenter. The tools are also easy for little hands to hold.
  • belt strap is adjustable
  • working adjustable wrench
  • safe for kids 18 months and up
Brand Theo Klein
Model 8260
Weight 1.5 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Kidoozie Cool Tools

The Kidoozie Cool Tools is an innovative play set that opens up to an activity station with shape sorting, hand-eye coordination and color recognition fun. It has toy nails that can be hammered and screws for screwing, which prompt realistic construction sounds.
  • convenient size for travel
  • bright colors keep kids engaged
  • interactive spinning gears
Brand Kidoozie
Model G02075
Weight 2.3 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Black & Decker Jr. Fun

The Black & Decker Jr. Fun is a great value considering the number of tools you get for the price. In addition to all the basic hand tools you find in most real tool sets, like screwdrivers and pliers and wrenches, it also includes a drill that actually turns.
  • tools are extremely durable
  • fake wood blocks for drilling into
  • authentic black and decker logos
Model 58492
Weight 1.3 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

1. Wonderworld Work Bench-N-Box

The Wonderworld Work Bench-N-Box comes with a hammer, a wrench and a screwdriver, and hardware that he can use the tools on to be just like mommy or daddy. The workbench and all of the components are made out of kid-safe, environmentally-friendly rubberwood.
  • workbench doubles as a toolbox
  • all nontoxic paints and dyes
  • helps improve dexterity
Brand Wonderworld
Model WW-4519
Weight 2.9 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on December 15, 2016 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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