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Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Fancy teaching them some new skills? We have the answer with our online Beat the Boredom Series. A great way to get the children involved in a variety of woodworking projects, our weekly How To articles will include easy-to-follow projects for both young and older kids.

Introducing our Beat the Boredom Series

Fun Woodworking Projects for your Budding Woodworkers

Our Beat The Boredom series started life in our Axminster retail outlets. Designed to help fill the hours of the school holidays with simple projects for children, our Beat The Boredom classes are always fully booked. With our retail stores now fully open, but our Axminster Skill Centres temporarily closed, we’re bringing these projects online for you to enjoy at home instead.

We’ll bring the in-store experience to you with fun woodworking projects for you to try with children of all ages. Providing a list of tools and materials, and visual step by step instructions, our expert Skill Centre Tutors will guide you through a range of fun and innovative woodworking project ideas.

Our Beat the Boredom projects are open to children (or adults!) of all ages but for safety purposes, please ensure children are accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Projects to try…

These will provide budding crafters with creative inspiration and a chance to learn new hand tool skills.

More to come…

Join us every week as our friendly team show you how to make fun, useful items using tools you’ll find at home or in your workshop! Watch this space…

Also, why not take a look at our Skill Centre At Home series? Every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm our Skill Centre tutors will bring the Skill Centre to your home with live videos, woodworking projects and top tips.

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Win a £25 Gift Card…

For a chance of winning at £25 Axminster Gift Card, simply show us what Beat the Boredom projects you’ve completed by uploading them to Instagram, Facebook or on to our Community Forum.

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Take a photo of your project.

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Use the #BeatTheBoredom hashtag and upload it to one of the following;

Win It

Send us your Beat the Boredom creations for a chance to win a £25 Axminster Gift Card – one to be won each month!

Get connected!

If you’re searching for Beat the Boredom projects, you’ll find them on the Knowledge website. Alternatively, follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on all the latest from our Beat the Boredom series. Connect with us using #BeatTheBoredom to @AxminsterTools.

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If you're looking to talk tools and machinery, why not join the conversation in our community forum? A friendly place where like minded makers and DIY'ers can exchange projects, techniques, ideas and more from the comfort of your own workshop.

  1. Hi,

    We tried out the ‘beat the boredom’ project as described, we had great fun making a heart picture.

    The finished project!

    We all had fun making this one and made a few others.

    Patrick Caldwell, North Yorkshire

  2. My little girl was keen to ensure that you all realised she was involved in significantly more than just the prettying up bit at the end with the wool:

    Here she is happily smashing in the nails with a stubby hammer!


  3. Can I suggest that Paddy Caldwell ensures his daughter wears a pair of safety glasses with appropriate impact rating and also give her a ball pein hammer . Both of these will help reduce the damage if they hit themselves in the face. With short arms and bodies children get much closer to the back of the hammer when they lift it. We don’t want children to end up with a serious eye injury or losing an eye while doing this.

    A pair of pliers to hold the nail while being hit would also reduce the risk of them hitting their fingers

  4. Good for her Paddy, an engineer in the making.

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