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Home Depot offers workshop for kids

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Suzanne Poole with Home Depot starts out many of her days by saying, "What do you all want to build today?"

At the Home Depot's Kids Workshop - the first step is always the same: Pick a project.

Then watch quickly as little hands get to work.

"They build different kits. Each month it's something different," Poole said.

From cars to toolboxes, these creative constructors get to do it all - with maybe a little help from mom and dad.

"It's amazing watching their eyes light up when they get to use a hammer for the first time," Poole said.

At today's workshop, 4-year-old Makayla Gomez decided to build a car. As for her 9-year-old brother Jalen - he's hammering away on a planter.

"I used a hammer to build it and a few screws," little Jalen said.

It's pretty obvious - everything done at these workshops is very hands-on.

"They do learn tool safety, how to use a screw driver and a hammer mainly," Poole said.

Parent participation is required, because after all, sometimes these mini-makers mess up.

That brings us to step two: it's not about perfection, just enjoy yourself.

When we asked Makayla if she had fun, she shook her head yes.  As for Jalen, he said, "it was my first time building something. I got a little nervous, but it was fun."

"I've had many parents that tell me now they want to help around the house - do different things," Poole said. "They have more of an interest in how to build something."

The final step is to share your newly made masterpiece, and maybe next time lend a hand to mom or dad back at home.

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