Tool for children – small craftsmen i compare with video 2018

For each craft project even small craftsmen need it properly good tool for children. Inferior or fuzzy tools not only spoil the fun, but are also dangerous to use.

In our private family construction and handicraft lessons, we tested the children’s tools presented here and use them to this day.

All tools are suitable for small children’s hands, can of course also be used by adults.

In this post you will find one Overview of the most important tools for children as well as useful tips for the application and the Occupational safety.

The most important tool for children

Before you can really get started with crafts, the question often arises: What tools for children do I actually need to get started?

What belongs in the toolbox naturally depends on the individual project. Here is a selection of the most important from our point of view Children’s tools for handicrafts and for woodwork.

children hammer

The typical children’s hammer is the classic locksmith hammer and the carpenter’s hammer. The usual standard materials are steel, wood and partly a plastic cover on the handle.

    Recommendation approx. 200 g locksmith’s hammer or carpenter’s hammer

A good locksmith’s hammer is sufficient for children’s construction and handicrafts. We recommend a model with a head weight of 200 g and with a wooden handle for children’s hands from approx. 4 to 5 years old.

Screwdriver for children (slot, cross slot & Allen)

The most common screwdrivers used by children are the slotted, Phillips, and Allen key shapes. In rare cases, a Torx screwdriver. Are important…

    Non-slip grip with child-friendly size Magnetic tip to prevent screw loss Choice of slot, cross slot and Allen key

Depending on the area of ​​application, there are different screwdriver sizes. We recommend a simple screwdriver base set that can be used by children and adults in the household and for handicrafts.

children pliers

Children’s pliers are versatile for gripping, separating and deforming objects. They work according to the lever principle and are also easy to use for children as combination and pliers.

    TIP – good combination pliers for almost all tasks Size approx. 160-180 mm for children’s hands Medium price range from brand manufacturers

For children we recommend normal combination pliers in a medium price range. This can be used universally and is often sufficient for all important work. A pair of pliers can also be used.

Jigsaw for children

A jigsaw is the ideal one Entry for children into the artisan world. For the first work is a Jigsaw Set with saw, fretsaw table, clamp and the matching fretsaw blades.

    Fretsaw size approx. 320 mm x 130 mm Round saw blades – for fine contours and more freedom of movement Straight fretsaw blades – for simple shapes and faster sawing

At the start, however, only straight jigsaw blades are often included. We recommend You can also buy an additional set of round jigsaw blades * to be able to change depending on the wood thickness and jigsaw template.

Children’s saw – puk saw

The pucksaw is relatively small and fits comfortably in the hand of children. It is particularly suitable for straight cuts in smaller workpieces made of wood, metal or plastic.

    There are very fine saw teeth > Handy size is easy to grasp for children

A picksaw is important for clean cuts in small pieces of wood and complements the tool case for woodwork. A special picksaw for children is not necessary. The standard model has a saw blade length of 150 mm and is therefore easy to use.

Children’s saw – fox tail

The foxtail is the typical saw for larger cuts and jobs. With its coarse saw teeth, it is well suited for straight cuts in large, wide pieces of wood.

    Coarse teeth for sawing large workpieces Recommended saw blade length for children 300 to 350 mm

A foxtail is great for quickly sawing rough branches and other pieces of wood. Compared to other saws, it creates a wider cut and requires more effort.

For children we recommend a fox tail with a saw blade length of 300 to 350 mm. The models for adults are approx. 400 to 600 mm long and are more difficult to handle for children.

Hand drill and wood drill

A hand drill is good for children to get a feel for drilling. In conjunction with the matching twist drills *, holes can be drilled quickly and easily.

    Recommendation: hand drill with crank for different drill sizes alternative – drill bit for very small holes e.g. fretsawing

Drilling with muscle power is a special experience for children. The hand drill with crank can be used universally and is suitable for different drill sizes and materials such as wood, plastic or soapstone.

So-called drill bits are also available for children and for handicrafts. These have a pointed insert and are often used for particularly small holes in jigsaws.

Files and rasps for children

The rasp and file are always useful when deburring and straightening corners, edges and breaking points. The rasp helps to remove very coarse material during woodworking. The file and sandpaper help smooth a workpiece.

    Recommendation: 1x rasp and universal semicircular children’s file Smaller file for children lies better in the hand and requires less strength

A rasp for the rough and a semicircular universal file is often sufficient for children’s handicrafts. ever by age and a child’s size, a smaller tool or designated file can be easier for children to use.

Pre-drill (nail drill)

The nail drill is a hand drill that is used for handicrafts and is often used for pre-drilling in woodwork. It consists of a thick steel wire with a curved handle and a tip with a simple thread.

    For pre-drilling wood, chestnuts, corks Recommendation – simple set with different sizes (2, 3 and 4 mm)


A pair of screw clamps belongs in every children’s tool box. Workpieces for processing, drying out (glue) or a work surface can be quickly attached with a screw clamp.

    Size – length 150 mm, width 80 mm, span approx. 150 mm clamping work pieces and work documents

A set of two screw clamps with a length of approx. 15 cm is usually sufficient for children’s handicrafts. So that the workpiece e.g. Wood is not damaged when it is clamped, plastic protective caps should be used.

Carpenter angle

The carpenter angle is always used when you want to draw a clean 90 ° angle, or can also be used as a ruler.

    No special carpenter’s corner necessary for children Depending on the craft project, a ruler or ruler is often sufficient to measure

Folding rule and pencil

You do not need any special tools for children to measure and mark.

When measuring, it is often enough simple ruler or for larger areas Ruler with a length of 1 m, quasi a children’s ruler &# 128578; , We recommend one to mark normal pencil for handicrafts and handicrafts.

Sand mouse and sand paper

Sandpaper is an important aid to smooth rough surfaces of wood, soapstone, but also metal. A sanding mouse (also a sanding block) helps you to clamp the sandpaper firmly, is easier to grip and easier to process a workpiece.

    Sandpaper in various grits from 60 (coarse), 80 (medium), 100 to 120 (fine)

In order to make a workpiece smooth, one processes it with rasp and file if necessary. Then it is reworked with coarse sandpaper (approx. 60 or 80) and then with fine sandpaper (120). The higher the grit number, the finer the sandpaper.

Children’s tool box

If you have a lot of tools, you also need a children’s tool box. Depending on your taste there is Wooden models to build yourself, closed Tool case made of plastic or complete Tool Sets with suitable suitcase for children.

    Open wooden joiner’s box for quick access. Closed plastic tool case for easier transport and storage

A small carpenter’s box made of wood fits very well in the beginning for children and their first tool. With frequent use and transport or with an extensive tool collection, a larger plastic tool box can be the more practical alternative.

Buy good tools for kids

Advantages of real tools for children

A great construction and handicraft project with real tools promotes children’s motor skills and dexterity. Working together with mom, dad or friends, new skills can be learned and ideas can be tried out.

An important goal is of course the success of our little craftsmen’s work. In order for this to work, tools for children should also be of medium to high quality. Only well-functioning real children’s tools are fun and also reduce the risk of injury.

Where can I get real children’s tools

You can get real tools for children today in a well-stocked hardware store or online, for example at Amazon. It does not necessarily have to be special children’s tools. Often, normal tools can also be used by children (under supervision, of course). Proven tools for children always make sense when the models for adults are too big, too heavy and too bulky for children’s hands.

Well-known suppliers of real children’s tools that have specialized in the manufacture and distribution include the Corvus company with their "Kids at Work" series. Peter Bausch GmbH & Co. KG under the brand Pebaro or HABA.

How do I recognize good tool quality?

Good quality can often only be recognized when you have a tool in hand or have already gained relevant experience in the trade. Here are a few tips on how to identify the best possible quality when choosing tools for children:

    personal consultation: If you have the opportunity, you should take a look at the tool live in the hardware store or ask for good experiences in your personal environment. Order and try: We have found the largest selection of real children’s tools on Amazon. With a view to the generous right of return, we simply sent back bad products. Caution with cheap tools: From personal experience, extremely cheap tools are almost always unusable. If you want to save yourself the double purchase, you should rather base yourself on a medium price range and the number of online reviews. These serve at least as a rough quality and satisfaction indicator.

Safety – Use real children’s tools safely

Real children’s tools must be sharp and can pose a risk of injury if used incorrectly. To avoid this, the Use of real children’s tools always under the supervision and guidance of parents or adults respectively. The family and the private environment know their little craftsmen best and can usually assess well which tools are already suitable and which are not.

Here our tips for safe handling and use of tools for children:

    Good tool quality – Inferior tools work poorly and pose an increased risk of injury. Fix workpiece – Before machining, certain workpieces should be fixed with a vice or vice. Correct positioning when working – Depending on the workpiece and tool, it is important to position yourself correctly to avoid injury >Prepare the workpiece – A clean marking, by marking, pre-drilling or beautiful >Protective clothing – For working with sharp tools e.g. Carving or gardening, work gloves or work trousers are useful equipment.

We hope you enjoyed our contribution on the topic of real tools for children and was helpful. If your little craftsman is still too young for real tools, we also recommend our contribution to the topic >> Toy tool. You are looking for more information about children’s workbenches and ideas for building and handicrafts?.


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