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Work It! 9 Workbenches Designed For Builders of All Ages

Feb 22 2013 - 3:16am

Your lil builder needs a place of his own to get crafty. Lucky for you, there are play workbenches out there to suit every style and size play space. From natural wooden versions that allow tots to tailor their work space to their own liking to more colorful wooden options to plastic benches that offer every accessory imaginable, click through to see our favorite tool benches for pint-sized builders.

Little Tikes Little Handiworker Workhorse

The classic Little Tikes Little Handiworker Workhorse [1] ($27) is the first step into the world of workbenches for many tots. The plastic bench is the perfect height for toddlers, and the larger screws fit right into their hands.

Janod Magnetic Workbench

Using Janod's famous combination of wood and magnets, this Magnetic Workbench [2] ($175) is packed with fun. With 22 pieces in addition to a clock and a chalkboard, the set truly grows with lil builders.

Boikido Wooden Workbench

Though not traditional in color, the Boikido Wooden Workbench [3] ($65) may blend in nicely with your playroom. Filled with tools to complete countless projects, it comes with instructions for actually creating five things.

Alex Toys Workbench

The colorful Alex Toys Workbench [4] ($75) helps smaller tots with their matching (each tool has its own storage space). The set includes pieces for kids to build their own robots and vehicles.

Step2 Deluxe Workshop

Mom and Dad may want to spend some time at the Step2 Deluxe Workshop [5] ($140). With 50 pieces, it has virtually every tool and accessory a tot will ever need. From an overhead shop light and a realistic-sounding drill to play wood pieces, this set truly has it all!

Ikea Duktig Workbench

The no-frills Ikea Duktig Workbench [6] ($60) has adjustable feet so it can literally grow with tots.

Hape Collection Master Workbench

The Hape Collection Master Workbench [7] ($120) is made from the company's famous eco-friendly rubberwood and has plenty of space for storing tools when not in use.

One Step Ahead Workbench

Talk about a realistic-looking toy! One Step Ahead's workbench [8] ($140, originally $200) features a peg board, cubbies, and a paper roll so tots can plan out their work before getting started.

Little Tikes Tough Workshop

If space is an issue, then the Little Tikes Tough Workshop [9] ($46) still allows kids to get the full workbench play experience without it taking over the room.

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