Young Builder's Tool Set
If your kid is looking for a little more authenticity than a plastic workshop playset, try this Young Builder's Tool Set—a functioning tool kit designed for kids. Inside the tool box you'll find safety goggles, a tape measure, level, hammer, sanding block, hand drill, and even a mini saw. ForSmallHands; $55.00
For Small Hands
Make a Playhouse
Don't buy a playhouse—have your kids build their own! With this MakeDo guided kit, all you'll need to provide is the cardboard; everything else is provided. MakeDo; $25.00
The newest rage in building toys are the highly versatile KEVA Structures. Stack them to create staircases, houses, monuments, or whatever your little architect desires—no glue or connectors required! Mindware; $49.95 and up.
Build a Birdhouse
Building a bird house is as American as apple pie—and one of the first woodworking projects that most kids tackle. With this Build A Birdhouse Kit, all you need to worry about is whether or not your child is old enough to hold a hammer. Amazon; $9.30
Solar Power Kit
By the time your children are grown up and living in the future, everything will be powered by corn and sunlight. Give your kid a head start with this 6-in-1 Solar Kit. They can snap together different parts to build a solar-powered puppy, car, windmill, or airboat—no tools required. Alternative energy made fun! Mindware; $22.95
If you have the money to hire a handyman for every household woe, go ahead. But if you want to hang on to your cash and exercise some self-sufficiency, check out these clever products that solve a million and one little problems around the house. Go now!