This year I decided that I wanted to get my Father-In-Law something special for Christmas as he is notoriously hard to buy for. This year I just happened to get asked to review products from Dremel and Red Toolbox. Dremel of course is a company that makes saws and tools for woodworking, and Red Toolbox is a new division in the Lowes company that makes design and construction kits and tools for kids. Together they encourage adults and kids to work together to create something. They came right before Christmas so I gave them to my Father-In-Law and when he opened them I told him there are strings attached: These are specifically tailored to Alyssa’s age, and for this gift he has to promise to make them with her. He obliged happily and I love that my only daughter will be spending alone time with Grandpa learning to build stuff! This is a review that will happen in two parts because my daughter has to go back to school and my Father-In-Law has to drive bus for the school kids so we have to carve out a time. Stay Tuned to Part Two of this review!
These kits are around ten dollars and they include everything you need to make them including all hardware, you just need the tools. And the 10 piece tool set? Its just $15 and the tools are smaller so they are actually the right size for kids, ages 8 and up. Also the kits come in stages from beginner advanced. They have a basketball hoop kit for the more advanced “carpenters”. I can’t wait to see the finished results of these items and I will be sharing them right here on this blog.
Buy It: Buy your Red ToolBox Gear at the Lowes site!
Dremel, a trusted name in tools for household projects wants you to know that you don’t have to be bored this winter, they have lots of project ideas that you can do around your home. I always wanted a Dremel but my husband isn’t reall creative that way. My father-in-law is though and lucky for him a Dremel arrived on our doorstep on Christmas Eve. We were sent the Dremel Multi-Max oscillating tool system-
With so many bits this tool can tackle SO many projects. His first project however is going to be to carve decorative designs into the treasure chest from the Red Toolbox kit above. I love it when projects just go together like that. I also love that I knew my Father-In-Law wanted a Dremel for a while because he has wanted to do creative woodwork on his time off in the summer. He can also use this tool for household repairs like trimming hoses, because they have blade discs too.
Buy It: Get your Dremel Multi Max for $120 on Amazon!
Disclosure: Product(s) graciously provided to faciltate this review, opinions remain my own.