12 Best Kids' Tool Kits & Work Benches In 2021 – Scary Mommy

The Best Toy Tool Sets For Kiddos Who Wanna Build Sh*t

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We’re pretty sure kids tool sets have never not been popular. And rightfully so! They’re an awesome gift for both little boys and girls (one of biggest pet peeves is assuming only boys want a tool set!).  Toy tool sets are excellent at helping development motor skills for little hands, just like playing with toy shopping carts and dialing numbers on toy phones. We probably remember playing with our own sets of plastic tools as kids back in the day.

Gone are the days of basic plastic tools. Some of these tool kits they’re making for kids are fancy enough to look like the real deal — all the more fun for young builders! Now they can really feel like they’re helping out on DIY projects around the house. Kids love to mimic whatever they see their parents doing, so if you’re someone who loves building at home, it might be a good idea to pick up a tool kit or workbench for your kiddo to hammer along with.

And if your little tinkerer is ready to get their hands dirty and build their own creation, there are plenty of tool sets out there that come with their own blueprints. They can feel a sense of accomplishment when they successfully build their own airplane, tool caddy, birdhouse, and so much more!

Now, finding the right tool kit for your kid is the tricky part. Got a curious toddler on your hands who’s looking to just bang away with a hammer? We found the best toddler tool kits and workbenches for them to build away with. And for the older kiddos, there’s a wide selection tool benches and sets for you to choose from. Some sets include real tools, while others are plastic but feature realistic sounds. So don’t forget to scoop up some batteries!

Best Kids Tool Sets

JOYIN 32-Piece Kids Tool Set

Got a future construction worker on your hands? This 32-piece kit, complete with a special hardhat, will prepare them for a future career in building. Every tool and accessory easily fits into a convenient-to-carry backpack that’s included. The play tools included in this kit are 1 power drill, 3 replaceable bits for the drill, 1 construction helmet, a pair of goggles, and many other commonly used tools.

$21.95 AT AMAZON



Kidzlane 20-Piece Durable Kids Tool Set

Who says a tool kit is only a great gift for a little boy! This gender-neutral designed kit from Kidzlane makes for an ideal gift for a kid who likes to roll up their sleeves and get to building. Wherever a toy needs fixing, your little tinker can easily carry all their tools inside the handy carrying case, complete with a power drill, safety goggles, screwdriver, hammer, tape measure, and many more accessories. And another bonus? These play tools are durable, so no matter how hard your kids smack these tools, they’ll hold up.

$23.99 AT AMAZON

iBaseToy 45-Piece Kids Tool Set

Caution: workers at play! Nothing says safety first like a bright orange construction vest and yellow hard hat. It’s important to look the part for the job. This kids’ tool kit from iBaseToy comes equipped with 45 tools and accessories so your little tinkerer can get the job done. And it all comes stored in a realistic- looking tool box, so your kiddo can feel just like you. 2 AA batteries are required for the power drill, but are not included.

$27.99 AT AMAZON

REXBETI 25-Piece Kids Tool Set

For your older kiddos who are starting to show an interest in working with real tools, this kit from REXBETI is the perfect set to start with. The 25-piece tool kit actually includes from real tools for kids to familiarize themselves with. Some of the tools included are a claw hammer, flat tip screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, and long nose pliers. So if there are any DIY projects needing to be done around the house, let your kid do their part with their own set of tools!

$27.99 AT AMAZON



EP EXERCISE N PLAY Kids Tool Set

Big projects require big tools, and this kids’ tool kit doesn’t disappoint. Your little builder can try their hand out at using an electric toy chainsaw, jigsaw, and power drill. And each tool features their own realistic sounds, so playtime can feel like the real deal. The kit also features your typical tools such as a hammer, hand saw,  safety goggles, and tape measure.

$35.99 AT AMAZON

KIDWILL Wooden Tool Kit for Toddlers

This wooden tool kit is the perfect introductory gift for your future little tinkerer. It’s a great toy for early learners to help them with shape recognition, counting skills, and building their fine motor skills and intellectual ability. Inside the kit, along with the tools, are various pieces of different models they can build, such as a balance scale, windmill, helicopter, airplane, and car.

$29.99 AT AMAZON

Best Kids Tool Benches

BLACK + DECKER Kids Power Tool Work Bench

Your kiddo is probably already familiar with some Black + Decker tools you have lying around the garage. Now they can feel like they’re putting in real work with their own work bench. This bench comes with all the bells and whistles, and features 75 realistic toy tools and accessories. There are realistic lights and sounds as your kid builds away at the buildable tool caddy that comes with the bench. 2 AAA batteries are required, but not included with the work bench. And this bench is ideal for little ones ages 3 and up.

$76.99 AT AMAZON



Kid Connection Tool Bench Play Set

Is there anything more convenient than a tool bench on wheels? We don’t think so! This kids’ tool bench comes with 38 different tools and accessories for your kid to tinker with. When it’s time to build, the sides of the bench can be snapped into place, and when it’s time to clean up they come off for easy and compact storage.

$19.97 AT WALMART

Best Kids Work Benches

Play22 Kids Tool Set & Workbench

A tool kit that also turns into a personal workbench? Say no more! Think of all the projects your little builder can make with this 78-piece tool kit from Play22. They’ll recognize familiar tools such as a saw, hammer, working power drill, screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches, clamps, and levels. The kit can also be transformed into a workbench that when fully assembled stands at 28 inches tall. And for any projects on the go, you can leave the legs at home and carry the tool kit everywhere you go. Keep in mind 2 AAA batteries are required to power the drill and are not included.

$19.99 AT AMAZON

Melissa & Doug Hammer & Saw Tool Bench

For the little engineers who love to play with wooden toys, this tool bench from Melissa & Doug is sure to be a hit. There are 32-pieces that come with this kit, including a hammer, screwdriver, C-clamp, and wooden nails and screws. Blueprints are also included, so your kid can build an animal, house, robot, or boat using the wooden panels provided.

$21.99 AT WALMART



Best Toddler Tool Benches

Toy Choi's 83-Piece Toddler Tool Bench

This tool bench comes equipped with everything your toddler will ever need for their little to build projects. There are 83 different tools and accessories included with this bench! And for any projects that need fixing on-the-go, the bench transforms into a handy tool kit. Common tools you’ll find with this bench include a power drill, saw, hammer, various wrenches, safety goggles, a hard hat, and so much more.

$40.99 AT AMAZON

Kid Connection Tool Bench Play Set

Is there anything more convenient than a tool bench on wheels? We don’t think so! This kids’ tool bench comes with 38 different tools and accessories for your kid to tinker with. When it’s time to build, the sides of the bench can be snapped into place, and when it’s time to clean up they come off for easy and compact storage.

$19.97 AT WALMART

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Play22 Kids Tool Set & Workbench
$19.99
JOYIN 32-Piece Kids Tool Set
$21.95
Kidzlane 20-Piece Durable Kids Tool Set
$23.99
iBaseToy 45-Piece Kids Tool Set
$27.99
BLACK + DECKER Kids Power Tool Work Benc...
$76.99
Toy Choi's 83-Piece Toddler Tool Bench
$40.99
REXBETI 25-Piece Kids Tool Set
$27.99
EP EXERCISE N PLAY Kids Tool Set
$35.99
KIDWILL Wooden Tool Kit for Toddlers
$29.99
Step2 Real Projects Kids Workshop & Tool...
$69.99
Melissa & Doug Hammer & Saw Tool Bench
$21.99
Kid Connection Tool Bench Play Set
$19.97