I have a four year old with her own dirtbike, since she rides, she wrenches. I found that it was a challenge to get her to recall where the tools where, she would recall the name and what it was, but not where it was on the box. Additionally, I have an 18 month old son who loves to be out in the garage helping as well.
So, I figured that if I made some cartoon shaped tools with the name of the tool on them, then maybe both kids could learn:
1. Where the tools are located in the box (helps the wife too)
2. What the tools look like (associate name with shape)
3. How to spell the name of the tool as they learn to read
Currently I have uploaded (I'm working on more every week) the following tools:
Ratchet & Socket
Calipers / Precision tools
Specialty Tools (that's the unicorn, things like brake blead kit)
I plan to add micrometers in the near future and maybe a multi-meter. If you have a request please let me know and I will work on it.
Once the parts are printed (most print in an hour or so with 4 walls & 10% infill), glue some magnetic tape to the backside and pop these on your toolbox. Then just enjoy watching someone learn and grow!
Oh! I almost forgot, shot me over a coffee or beer (I prefer beer) so that I've got something to drink in the garage.