My son, age 7, has been wanting a wood burning kit. (I'm not sure where he came up with the idea.)
I was planning on getting him one but read (on Amazon's product reviews while looking at several kits) that they are for ages 12-14 and up with supervision. He would be supervised, just as he is when he uses power tools.
I had a wood burning kit around age 8-10.
Now I am wondering if 7, almost 8, too young. Has anyone else's child used one?
My son started using a sewing machine at age 4, he likes detailed projects and works with a lap loom, hand sewing, etc. He uses power tools with his father. I thought he would be fine, but I haven't used a wood burning tool in almost 40 years so maybe I am not remembering how dangerous they can be. I do remember getting burned once.
p.s. While looking for wood burning tools online, I stumbled on a hammered metal kit. Has anyone's child worked with one? Did they like it? It might be more age appropriate.
Edited by dbsam - 4/2/12 at 7:33am