Kids Build Workshops

kbKids Build events are free, two-hour workshops held from 10 a.m. to noon one Saturday per month, September through May, for children ages 5-12. At these workshops, kids have the opportunity to make wood projects, and build their skills and confidence.

The workshops accommodate up to 30 kids each month in each area, who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters staff and member volunteers are on hand to help children make their projects and learn new skills. Workshops are held in the following locations: Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Sioux City, IA; Fargo, ND; Papillion, NE; Hermantown, Rochester and Saint Paul, MN; and Kaukauna, Madison, Pewaukee and Rothschild, WI.

Tools are supplied and there are no fees to participate. Children are able take their projects home to enjoy, along with a certificate of project completion.




Registration for May 20, our final workshop of the 2016-2017 season, is here! This month most locations will be building a treasure box!

Des Moines:
Cedar Rapids:
Sioux City:
Saint Paul (Olive Street):

Pewaukee has partnered with a community organization and is hosting a private build this month.


Please note: Registration opens one month at a time and will open at 10 a.m. the Monday after the previous event. Many sessions fill quickly. Make sure to like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date for all upcoming registration links!

QUESTIONS? Send us an email.

Join us in supporting our communities! Bring a non-perishable food item with you to the workshop and we will donate all items to a local food shelf.

2016-2017 Schedule – Third Saturday of each month

2016: September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17

2017: January 21, February 18, March 18, April 8 (please note date change), May 20

*Please note schedule may vary based on location.