Building a small train with tracks, a giraffe clothespins craft stick barn and a wind chime are some easy and small woodworking projects that are suitable for young children, as noted by Parents. For older children, a few suitable wood craft ideas are a small bench, T-rex and a small box.
At the Parent website, there are 12 easy project ideas that require the use of craft sticks and some other simple materials. For example, to make a craft stick wind chime, the materials needed are glue, string, paint, scissors and six to eight craft sticks. The project entails that a child paints at least six craft sticks and glue them to six pieces of string. The website gives instructions for this and all other wood projects that parents can help a small child to complete.
The Fine Woodworking site provides downloadable plans for three easy wood projects that include complete instructions. A project found at this site is making a simple wood box. The instructions call for an adult to do any cutting of wood for the box. Children can measure, nail, sand and use a drill to finish the box under supervision. These projects are more appropriate for older children.