These are the tools, materials, and supplies that I use in my workshops and with my kids. Kids should ALWAYS be supervised while using tools. 

TOOLS

Stubby Claw Hammer

Great for small hands!

Comfortable grip and all the features and quality of a real hammer.

Worried about the claw feature? Check out the Ball Pein version.

STUBBY BALL PEIN HAMMER

Great for small hands!

Comfortable grip, solid design, no claw for added safety. Nails will have to be pulled with another tool.

wire cutter

Not traditionally a woodworking tool, but I use these all the time to remove bent nails. I DO NOT let my kids use these to remove nails. This tool helps me, help them ;)

SANDING SPONGES

Comfortable to hold, easy to use. Includes variety of grits to take your projects from rough to smooth!

Regular sandpaper works too, but I like the chunky design for little hands. Great for developing hand strength, fine-motor, and lear about cause/effect and opposites (rough/smooth).

Ear Protection

Great for kids with sensitive ears or for kids who just want to look the part of a real woodworker!

 

I've also noticed that sometimes wearing these helps kids focus on the work in front of them and block out distractions.

Ear Protection

Great for kids with sensitive ears or for kids who just want to look the part of a real woodworker... who also loves unicorns.

 

I've also noticed that sometimes wearing these helps kids focus on the work in front of them and block out distractions.

RUBBER MALLET

Delivers "softened strikes" which makes this my choice for building inspired sensory projects.

 

Smash some play dough with this mallet to give kids the feel of hammering with less risk.

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wood table

"Built to last"... is exactly what you need. A solid wood surface is VERY important! A plastic table won't offer enough support for building projects. 

WOOD PEG BOARD SYSTEM

I love the easy installation and modern design. Leave as is or paint it to match your workspace! Mix and match components to create the perfect system!

METAL ROLLING CART

This little cart can store all of your workshop and art supplies.

 

It's mobile, relatively compact, and looks really cute! I love these carts so much that I have three!

SUSTAINABILITY & CRAFTS(WO)MANSHIP

We do things differently.

 

Maker Monkey is about so much more than arts and crafts. The toys and activities we share with our kids now will influence the way they interact with the world around them in the future. As a kid, I enjoyed dancing in a sparkly leotard as much as I enjoyed building with my dad in his workshop. My parents taught me an important lesson about gender-euqality simply by letting me be me.

 

As a female-founded building company, I am all about defying gender stereotypes and encouraging kids to explore their interests even when they are unconventional.

 

Maker Monkey is a place where you get to feel the sensitivity of an artist as much as the strength of a builder without categorizing either as being exclusively masculine or exclusively feminine.

SUSTAINABILITY

We care deeply about the little souls we build with, which means we also need to take care of the world that they are inheriting. All Maker Monkey Building Kits are proudly handmade in Miami, FL from responsibly sourced upcycled wood and we use as little plastic as possible in our packaging. Our goal is to protect and preserve our resources while teaching our kids to do the same.

My Mantra is: "Do good doing what you love." In other words, be yourself and take care of the people and world around you. This takes courage, creativity... and sometimes a hammer.

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