The 7 Best Kid's Workshops

Updated October 19, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

7 Best Kid's Workshops
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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Built to resemble your own workbench, these kids' workshops will give your little ones hours of fun building, sawing, and putting together projects, all while developing valuable traits, like hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. They are the perfect toys for letting your little son or daughter (or grandson or granddaughter) mimic mom or dad. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best kid's workshop on Amazon.

7. Black and Decker 81885

The Black and Decker 81885 comes with 24 tools and accessories, from a wrench and hammer, to screws, bolts, and a battery-operated screwdriver. It is safe for kids as young as 3, but will still be fun for kids up to 6 or 7 years old.
  • extremely simple to assemble
  • small enough to fit almost anywhere
  • easy to knock over
Brand BLACK+DECKER
Model 81885
Weight 5.2 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

6. Talentstar Toy Tool 008-21

The Talentstar Toy Tool 008-21 is extremely affordable, making it a good choice for budget-minded parents. It is a great toy to take along on family vacations as well, since it folds up into a compact case that latches closed to ensure you don't lose any pieces.
  • drill really works
  • no heavy parts to hurt kids
  • flimsy legs makes the table wobbly
Brand Talentstar
Model 008-21
Weight 3.4 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Liberty Imports Little Engineer

The Liberty Imports Little Engineer is for the youngest toddlers, so you can get them interested in building things from a very early age. It comes with seven different tools, including an electric drill, a chainsaw, a screwdriver, and a hammer.
  • plays sing-along melodies
  • has a shapes matching game
  • small so kids can outgrow it fast
Brand Liberty Imports
Model pending
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Step2 Real Projects

With lots of interlocking durable foam pieces, your child can use the Step2 Real Projects to make a variety of objects and structures for a true building experience. The included electric drill even makes realistic sounds to promote imaginary play.
  • has lots of work space
  • pull-out drawer for storage
  • limited number of fasteners
Brand Step2
Model 762700
Weight 14.8 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Melissa & Doug Project Bench

The Melissa & Doug Project Bench allows your child to piece together tangible things, like toy models. It's made from all natural, non-chemically treated wood, providing your child with a fun and safe place to play while they assemble them.
  • easy-to-understand guides
  • safe rounded corners on everything
  • includes basic project ideas
Brand Melissa & Doug
Model 2369
Weight 18.7 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Little Tikes Tough

The Little Tikes Tough has extra large nails and holes in the work table, so your child can nail them in using the pretend hammer, helping to develop hand-eye coordination. There are also hanging hooks to store the tools, so your kids learn to keep their shop organized.
  • saw cuts through fake wood boards
  • sliding doors with lots of storage
  • big enough for 2 kids to play
Brand Little Tikes
Model 621628
Weight 10.3 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Step2 Deluxe

The Step2 Deluxe has a large work surface and comes with building pieces made out of indestructible Durafoam, so your child won't break them no matter how rough he or she is. It also comes with bins and jars for storage and a spring-action vise.
  • includes instructions for 4 projects
  • has a pretend shop vac
  • drill is battery operated
Brand Step2
Model 706000
Weight 30.9 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on October 19, 2017 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.


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