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Red Toolbox Review – Frugal Novice

Red Toolbox Review

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Brian is really handy and has done a ton of projects around our house. I’m hoping to become more handy, and I definitely want the boys to grow up being comfortable with tools. Brian’s tools are just too big for their little hands, but Red Toolbox provides a series of tools for kids, along with great kits for projects to build.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner,  and Red Toolbox is a great unique gift idea – the line includes a variety of tools ergonomically designed to fit a child’s grip as well as original carpentry kits that kids and parents can create together, allowing them to spend valuable time together while learning new skills. The kits are reasonably priced & can serve as a memorable – and affordable – Mother’s Day present.

We got the chance to review their tool set, cordless drill, and jewelry box kit:

I am SO impressed with the quality of the tools. These are really nice, just as nice as “grown up” versions. Obviously C is too young to use the tools right now, but although the box specifies ages 8+ we will let J use the tools (just not the saw!) with close supervision and help from us. He was SO excited to have tools “just like Dad!” and had to examine the drill immediately. Doesn’t he look like a little pro?

We let C hold the hammer for a minute – you can see how the size is really nice for kids – the handle ends where the photo is cropped.

We are planning to work as a family to build the jewelry box this weekend, and I think this is at the heart of Red Toolbox’s mission – I love their motto, “Quality time in a box.” Working on projects like this as a family is a great way to learn to work as a team, and it’ll teach the kids to take pride in things they’ve created. J is really looking forward to working on it!

I will post a photo when we finish so you can see the final product. I love this as an idea for a Mother’s Day gift!

If you want to try some Red Toolbox projects with your kids, you can find them at Lowe’s and you can see the variety of products available when you visit the Red Toolbox site.

Note: I received products from Red Toolbox for review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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  • alexis April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

    These are great! I am totally stashing this away as a future gift idea.

  • Daniel April 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I really love this idea. Using tools as “tools” and not “toys” (even though as adults the line is very blurred) lets kids take a huge step forward. There aren’t many ways to increase practicality and responsibility lessons while simultaneously removing limitations. I definitely want to keep up with Red Toolbox and check this out when ours is a little bit older.

  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell April 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    I love that you’ll be making it as a family project!

  • kimberly April 29, 2011 at 7:47 am

    just popped over after seeing Red Toolbox link to your post through Facebook! I totally agree! These tools are wonderful . . . my seven year old son has them and loves them. Hope you and yours enjoy them as much as we do!

    All the best.

  • Red Toolbox October 6, 2011 at 5:01 am

    So glad to see you discovered and are loving Red Toolbox. This is the perfect time to “LIKE” Red Toolbox DIY for Kids! on Facebook, and automatically be entered to win a free kit in the Countdown to Christmas 3-Kits a month giveaway!! http://www.facebook.com/rtoolboxbiz

    • Christi October 6, 2011 at 8:54 am

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ll pass this along to my Facebook fans for you!