Pretty young mom assembling furnitures with lovely little daughter joyfully

Discover and Inspire

Built by Kids is created WITH, BY, and FOR children. We celebrate the parents, families, caregivers, and educators who value the power of creative development and are nostalgic for a time when weekends were set aside for building a fort or making models.

We believe that a child’s imagination is endless and their thirst for knowledge is insatiable. We believe that by teaching children practical skills and encouraging them to submit to their creativity, children become more confident, capable and cosmopolitan.

Father and daughter painting chair in workshop

At Built by Kids, the process is the goal. We know that a daughter will cherish the precious memories of making a dollhouse with her father long after the house itself is gone. And that a grandson will, one day, proudly pass the workshop skills he learned from his grandparents along to his own children.

As our rich community of readers will say, it doesn’t take a lot of money or a contractor’s license to connect with our children and make lifelong memories together.  It just takes a little inspiration, some good old fashion elbow grease and time.

About the founders, Timothy and Laura Dahl