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Top 10 most popular kids projects

Community Manager
Community Manager




Entertaining kids is never easy, but most of us would prefer if our youngsters were busy playing outside or tackling a craft project rather than being glued to a screen.


Fortunately, Workshop community members have provided plenty of inspiration for great projects to build that can keep children happy and entertained for countless hours.

Marty constructed the cubby using pallet wood without plansMarty constructed the cubby using pallet wood without plans 

Here’s the top 10 most popular kids projects on Workshop by pageviews:


1. Pallet cubby house by @Yorky88


Pallet maestro Marty decided to build this fantastic cubby from pallet wood “on a whim” one weekend. He built it without plans and like another fantastic D.I.Y. cubby house creation from @woodalwaysworks shared in the same discussion, it is an "open project" changing over time as the kids grow older.  


2. Kids Christmas present - D.I.Y. cubby house by @Tara86 


Inspired by Marty's project above as well as other projects by Bunnings Workshop community members, Tara created her own unique two-storey creation. Materials included timber posts from Bunnings, recycled pallet timber, Merbau decking boards, telescope, steering wheel and slide.  


3. Kids cubby house by @ProjectPete


You can just imagine how excited Pete’s kids must have been when they received this gorgeous bespoke cubby house for Christmas. It features tongue-and-groove cladding, a custom picket fence and even a planter box.

A sandpit is a great addition to a cubbyA sandpit is a great addition to a cubby


4. D.I.Y. kids sandpit and chalk board by @LePallet 


Adding to an existing cubby, this popular project added a rectangular sandpit as well as a chalkboard for artistic creations. We love the use of pine posts painted colourfully and arranged creatively. Creator Rylie has generously shared advice for how to replicate the projects.


5. Pallet wood toy chest by @Jonb


Dubbed “the Blackbeard”, this large toy chest was built to last.


6. D.I.Y. LEGO character display frame by @Kim


This clever and attractive display frame for Lego mini figures is a simple weekend project you could do with your kids, or alternatively it would make for an amazing present.


Display frame for LEGO minifigsDisplay frame for LEGO minifigs

7. Wooden model Mack truck by @Wayne


Passionate woodworker Wayne crafted this wonderful wooden toy entirely from scratch, carefully and patiently following plans he purchased online.


8. Children’s craft play table by @Yorky88


This fantastic kids craft table features a wide play area, drawers for storage and blackboard panels to let youngsters explore their creativity.  


9. Handmade fridge magnet fidget spinner toys by @AndrewJones


While the fidget spinner craze might be died down, these attractive timber toys remain very popular with the Workshop community. Master woodworker Andrew has even shared a build video with us so you can create your own.   


Craft play table with handy storage drawersCraft play table with handy storage drawers

10. Tepee cubby house made from pallets by @Yorky88


Another clever use of recycled pallet timber from Marty, this time the cubby is shaped like a tepee.



Other fantastic kids project ideas


Workshop community members have shared many other fun and creative kids project ideas.


Make sure you also check out the following posts:





Sandpit with fold-out seatsSandpit with fold-out seats







Market stall made from recycled timberMarket stall made from recycled timber








Article updated: October 2020. 

2 Replies
Community Manager
Community Manager

We have updated this incredibly popular article with the latest pageview data. Congratulations to all Bunnings Workshop members who have had their projects featured in the list.




Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

There are plenty of amazing projects here to add to my list of things to build. 


Well done everyone on your amazing efforts.




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