Summer Projects: 6 Building Kit Party Packs for Kids

Posted by: on July 12th, 2010 | 21 Comments
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It seems that there are so many birthdays in the summer months; I have several friends with children’s birthdays coming up in July and August.  I shared this idea with a handful of them and I thought I would share it with all of you in case you are looking for a great children’s birthday party idea or if you are looking for summer project ideas for church groups, summer camps, scout troops and more.

Throw a Home Depot building party!

Boys and girls of all ages will enjoy these pre-cut wooden project kits. The Home Depot Children’s Party Packs each include 12 Building Kits and 12 Home Depot Kid Size Aprons.

You can choose from:

  • Party Pack #1: Birdhouse Kits & Aprons
  • Party Pack #2: Toolbox Kits & Aprons
  • Party Pack #3: Butterfly House Kits & Aprons
  • Party Pack #4: Trivet Kits & Aprons
  • Party Pack #5: Bean Bag Toss Kits & Aprons
  • Party Pack #6: Bat House Kits & Aprons

UPDATE:  The above party packs are no longer available.  

All of these projects are simple enough for an 8-year old and they encourage creativity and a real sense of accomplishment. Ideally these kits work great for 7-12 year olds, but can be used for younger children with help from adults.  With these party packs, your children will learn to sand, hammer nails, and use a screwdriver while building alongside their friends.

When it’s time to go home, the children can take the project they made themselves home! Each kit includes the wood parts, all necessary hardware, and easy to follow instructions.  Parents of younger children will have fun working with them on this big kid project too. Any of these projects can be used as is or finished with paint, stickers, stamps, etc. so you and the kids can get really creative.

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  1. Sam says:

    Is there anyway to buy some of the older kids kits from the 1st Saturday of the Month workshops? My son loves building them and I love watching him build them.

    • Craig Allen says:


      We get this question a lot. The quick answer is that it sort of depends on what the project was.

      In many cases, the monthly project uses one of the “kids kits” we sell at The Home Depot. (Go to, and search “kids kits“.)

      In other cases, it’s a one-off project we put together just for the workshops.

      Your best bet is to call your nearest Home Depot store and ask to speak to the person who organizes the Kids Workshops. Sometimes there are kits leftover from the previous workshop, and he or she might be able to hook you up with one. Or the workshop coordinator can help you figure out which of our regular kits it was and point you to the right aisle (or help you find it online at

      –Craig, from The Home Depot

  2. mr says:

    how much does it cost to have a birthday party at home depot

    • Craig Allen says:


      That’s something you’ll have to discuss with your local Home Depot store.

      You can find the address and telephone number of your nearest store by checking the Store Finder, which you’ll see at the top of just about every page on

      -Craig, from The Home Depot

  3. Tracy Colley says:

    I am looking to purchase some kits and/or kids aprons for a birthday party. Do you sell this or any suggestions as to where I can find them to purchase?

    • Lynn Coulter says:

      Hi, Tracy. We don’t sell kid-sized aprons, but we do give each child a free Home Depot kids’ apron when they attend one of our Kids Workshops. You might want to visit this link to find out more, and decide if you’d like to bring the kids to a workshop as part of the birthday celebration. There’s also a link on that page you can click to “Find Your Local Store.” We’d suggest calling the store prior to bringing the kids, to let them know how many you’ll have, and make sure the workshop can accomodate them all. Other than that, Home Depot sells a bib-style shop apron that you might be able to use. And here’s an apron with pockets. Hope some of these ideas help, and happy birthday to your child! Lynn, Home Depot Garden Club

  4. Michelle Driver says:

    Hello… I’m wanting to do a Home Depot Birthday party.. but am curious if is age appropriate for 5 years.

    • Craig Allen says:

      To be clear, not all Home Depot stores host birthday parties for kids. But we do have some simple kits you can buy that would make good party activities for kids that are a little older. I could image these being a good Cub Scout activity, too.

      But these kits aren’t really designed for kids as young as five, even with a ton of adult supervision.

  5. Cynthia says:

    I am trying to purchas the kits to have a “building” party for my son. Can I purchase them from Home Depot? Our home depot doesn’t host birthday parties :(

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve seen many posts on the internet of people having birthday parties at Home Depot. Is this still something being offered? Sounds GREAT for my son!!

  7. Heather Shull says:

    Hi I am having a construction/tools party for my 2 year old son. He is obsessed with tools and construction trucks. I wanted to see if I could buy kids aprons. The store did not have them to buy. I was looking to get 8 of them. Do you know where I can get these?

    • Ayana Glaze says:

      Hi Heather! The kids aprons are available in kits. Currently, we are awaiting feedback on when the new kids kits will be available. Please check back in the new year. More information should be available at that time.

  8. Jennifer says:

    The link for Kids Workshop Kits doesn’t work – get a page not found error message. Does Home Depot still offer the individual kits? Do they sell them in Canada, either on line or in stores? Please help.

  9. Pam says:

    I am looking for the Picnic Caddy Kit. Can you tell me where I can find these? I wish you would keep all your kits available to purchase online. I would like to make some of these kits with my granddaughter.

  10. April M. says:

    A few years ago, I attended my nephew’s birthday party at a local Home Depot store here in St. Louis, MO where 15 5 year olds built some bird houses with the help from parents. Can anyone tell me if they are still offering birthday parties? Thanks!

  11. Sasha Rausch says:

    Since this page was posted July, I know these products are no longer available. It was my understanding that a person could purchase previous kits, but it seems that is not the case. I wanted them for my son’s birthday party coming up this Sunday. I thought it would be kinda cool to share the experience with our family and friend’s. My hope is that they will become available for purchase online or in stores since people are already trying to make a buck by selling them on ebay. I have to say that is kinda sad.