Building Fun with Nuts and Bolts

I was cleaning up my shop corner in the garage today and decided to select a few nuts, bolts, and other odds and ends for the kids to play around with. They’re always fascinated with screws and tools. Then I gave them some wrenches and screwdrivers and let them build.

It reminded me of the erector sets I had as a kid. It kept us busy for quite a long time – building robots and horses and all kinds of stuff. It was also quite an exercise in fine motor skills. I think I’ll keep the pieces handy in a box for next time!


  1. July 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love it. My girls like hammering nails in a board while I am working on projects.

  2. July 15, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    You're such a fun dad! I'm totally keeping this in mind for when my kids get a bit older!

  3. July 16, 2013 at 5:29 am

    what a wonderful idea! I'll copy it with my daughter

  4. Joanne Millis
    July 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks, Joel, The grandkids are coming, the grandkids are coming. And I found you again!! Love this idea, my "collections" will continue to fuel their imaginations.

  5. July 22, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Cute idea!;) Childreen in the picture are sweet. It must be big fun for them to play this way ;) Congratulation for your ingenuity ;)

  6. July 30, 2013 at 4:33 am

    A perfect how to for my grandson and me. Thanks so much for this post.

  7. May 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    What a great family or small group activity! I'll be sharing on The Crafty Crow soon!

  8. May 27, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Cassi!

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