Monster’s Work Bench

Santa's Tool Set for Monster

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So good ol’ St Nick brought our little Monster a ‘Children’s tool set’ on Christmas morning. Nothing wrong with that, Monster was delighted, but perhaps next time Santa will take a closer look at the recommended age on the box, 7+ it says, little Monster is still under 3…

Santa's Tool Set for Monster
Santa’s Tool Set for Monster

Not to worry, we opened it up and took the saw out straight away, the hammer is allowed under supervision. It doesn’t seem to be a problem though, his favourite piece in the set is the measuring tape, he can’t believe he has his very own one now!

After watching him play around I decided it would be really cool if he had his own bench to work on. Not so much for hammering and sawing, he is only a child after all, more for painting, craft and playing with blocks when he or the girls are outside with me. I made this in a few hours with the children, I’ll have plans available shortly as well.

All done, Time to sleep.
All done, Time to sleep.

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All the lengths are cut, let's go.
All the lengths are cut, let’s go.
Checking for...flat? :-)
Checking for…flat? 🙂
Getting there now.
Getting there now.
The elephant shaped blackboard - complete with kiddie scribble!
The elephant shaped blackboard – complete with kiddie scribble!

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The plan’s have a simple rectangle shaped backboard, but I happened to still have this elephant shape that was just taking up room already cut out. The kids thought it would be great to have on the back, and I think they were right!

We finished ours with small castors so the kids can move it around and then also painted the elephant with blue chalkboard paint so they can draw away to their hearts content. Pics to follow.

 

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