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Home Depot Kids Workshops are activities you can do with your kids. The best part, on top of having fun with your little ones, is that these workshops are free. The next workshop will take place on Jan. 7, 2023, and you can find more details on the first class of the year below!

Home Depot plans these 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. 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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Home Depot’s January 2023 Free Kids Workshop Details:

The Home Depot Kids Workshops DIY kit of January 2023, the penguin snowball game

The next workshop, slated for Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 9 a.m. local time will be a Penguin Snowball Game that will keep kids busy even after it’s built. This makes for a great winter project that kids can show their friends after the holiday break.

You can register your child starting Jan. 6 on the Home Depot website, but note that your local Home Depot may allow you to sign-up in-store the day of — it depends on the location.

Below we’ve outlined what you should expect in each kit, how to find out what each month’s kit will be, and what you need to do to ensure you bring home a Kids Workshop Kit. Happy crafting!


1. Register for Home Depot Kids Workshops and buy kits ahead of time online.

Someone holding a home depot kids free workshop toss game kit outside of a home depot store

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 preregister online and order your kit online ahead of time because 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 HomeDepot.com, where kits are usually between $5 – $10.

TIP: You are 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.

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



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

Two kids showing off the crafts they made at the Home Depot free kids workshop

Most of The Home Depot Kids Workshops have you making little toy vehicles (think: recycling truck, firetruck, 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.

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


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

A person on the workshop page on Homedepot.com

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 2023 will bring, you can find that information here as of late November 2022.

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

Check out our giant list of free activities for kids.


4. Upcoming Home Depot Workshops.

The Home Depot Kids Workshops kits for February and March 2023

Wondering what’s in store for the rest of the year and early into next year for Home Depot Kids Workshops? Here’s the list:

Coming Up:

  • Jan. 7, 2023: Penguin Snowball Game
  • Feb. 4, 2023: Valentine’s Day Vase
  • Mar. 4, 2023: Mini Pinball Game

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 2023:

  • January: Disc Toss Game (2022), ATM Bank (2021), Mini Hockey Game (2020)
  • February: Valentine’s Photo Box (2022), Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe (2021), Heart String Art (2020)
  • March: Airship (2022), Riding Mower (2021), Binoculars (2020)
  • April: Window Bird Feeder (2022), Bunny Hanging Planter (2021), Recycling Truck (2020)
  • May: Mother’s Day Picket Fence Planter (2022), Desk Organizer (2021), Mirrored Vanity (2020)
  • June: Fish Tank (2022), SUV (2021), Tool Bench (2020)
  • July: Constellation Viewer (2022), Star String Art (2021), Soccer Game (2020)
  • August: Summer Camper (2022), School Bus Bookends (2021), Locker (2020)
  • September: Pencil Desk Organizer (2022), Mini Table Tennis (2021), Crane (2020)
  • October: Fire Rescue Boat (2022), Fire Chief’s Car (2021), Ladder Truck (2020)
  • November: Scarecrow Napkin Holder (2022), Amphibious Military Vehicle (2021), Battleship (2020)
  • December: Letter to Santa Mailbox (2022), Christmas Var (2021), Santa’s Treats Tray (2020)
Everything You Need to Know About Home Depot's Free Kids Workshops