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Free Home Depot Kids Workshops: Make a DIY Gingerbread House on Dec. 2

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Home Depot Kids Workshops Kits are a fun interactive activity you can do with your kids on a Saturday morning each month. The best part, on top of having fun with your little ones, is that these workshops (and the completed projects your kids take home) are free.

The next workshop will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, and we’ve got all the details you need to know — like where to sign up, and when to show up.

Home Depot usually plans these free in-store events on the first Saturday of every month. These workshops take place in person, and your child will go home with their project, an apron, and a certificate and pin for their crafting achievement. The kits include everything you need, except for a few tools and random materials like glue and paint, which will be provided. You can register for the class online prior to the event, or you can register in person as long as the class isn’t full.

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Upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshop Kits — December 2023:

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Make a Gingerbread House (Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023)

The December workshop will give kids a chance to build a gingerbread house — but with screwdrivers and screws instead of cookies and icing! You can register your child now on the Home Depot website.


1. Register for Home Depot Kids Workshops ahead of time — you can even buy a kit in advance.

registering sign up table for home depot kids workshops

Home Depot Kids Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of the month. To ensure you have a place and a kit, your best bet is to pre-register online and order your kit ahead of time. On workshop day, these kits are given out on a first-come, first-served basis — and they sell out quickly. Like, sold-out-by-noon quick.

If you strike out at your local stores, then you’ll either have to wait until the following month or order a Kids Workshop Kit from, where kits are usually between $5 – $10.

TIP: You’re allowed to register one child for the in-person workshop. If you have more than one kid, you need to register each one individually. And of course, buy each one their own kit.


2. Build toy cars, planters, or mini-games at Home Depot Workshops.

Most of The Home Depot Kids Workshops have you making little toy vehicles (think: recycling truck, firetruck, plane, or even a tractor), mini-games (January 2022 featured a disc toss game), or seasonal stuff (like this Summer Camper kit they ran in August 2022).

The workshop kits include all of your pieces and instructions, as well as a kids’ orange Home Depot apron.

Related: For more fun activities, check out Lowe’s kids’ workshop kits.



3. Find out what the Home Depot Kids Workshops Kit includes online.

Someone looking at the Home Depot website's page about Kids Workshops on a laptop

Home Depot employees don’t find out what each month’s Kids Workshop Kit will contain until the first week of the month. Skip asking a team member and grab a sneak peek at the next few Home Depot Kids Workshop Kits online about midway through the previous month. Kits go on sale a week before the in-person workshop.

For example, if you’re wondering what January 2024 will bring, you can find that information on Home Depot’s website.

To find instructions on any of the above projects or others going all the way back to 2017, visit

Related: Check out our giant list of free activities for kids.


4. Plan ahead with this list of all the upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshops.

home depot kids workshop table in store

Wondering what’s in store for the rest of the year for Home Depot Kids Workshops? Here’s the list.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • Dec. 2, 2023: Gingerbread House
  • Jan. 6, 2024: Home Depot Delivery Truck
  • Feb. 3, 2024: Valentines Basket


Previous Workshops

home depot kids workshop horseshoe kit

There’s also a bit of a pattern with Home Depot’s Kids Workshops — they like to keep things seasonal. Here’s a rundown of previous workshops so you know what you might expect for the rest of 2023.

  • January: Snowball Game (2023), Disc Toss Game (2022), ATM Bank (2021), Mini Hockey Game (2020)
  • February: Valentine’s Vase (2023), Valentine’s Photo Box (2022), Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe (2021), Heart String Art (2020)
  • March: Pinball (2023), Airship (2022), Riding Mower (2021), Binoculars (2020)
  • April: Poolside Birdhouse (2023), Window Bird Feeder (2022), Bunny Hanging Planter (2021), Recycling Truck (2020)
  • May: Flower Planter (2023), Mother’s Day Picket Fence Planter (2022), Desk Organizer (2021), Mirrored Vanity (2020)
  • June: Putting Green (2023), Fish Tank (2022), SUV (2021), Tool Bench (2020)
  • July: Fireworks Bean Bag Toss (2023), Constellation Viewer (2022), Star String Art (2021), Soccer Game (2020)
  • August: Treasure Chest (2023), Summer Camper (2022), School Bus Bookends (2021), Locker (2020)
  • September: Microscope (2023), Pencil Desk Organizer (2022), Mini Table Tennis (2021), Crane (2020)
  • October: Floatplane (2023), Fire Rescue Boat (2022), Fire Chief’s Car (2021), Ladder Truck (2020)
  • November: Horseshoe Game (2023), Penguin Ornament (2023), Scarecrow Napkin Holder (2022), Amphibious Military Vehicle (2021), Battleship (2020)
  • December: Letter to Santa Mailbox (2022), Christmas Var (2021), Santa’s Treats Tray (2020)


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