Boys love tools. From 1 to 99, boys of all ages turn into Tim-the-tool-man-Taylor whenever there are drills and wrenches and screwdrivers in sight. Especially if they have power. Our son has a set of plastic tools, but he prefers the real thing whenever we'll allow it (read: outside and away from anything that could be zapped, shattered, crushed, or gouged).
His Home-Depot-orange cordless drill is a particular favorite, and he can be found "fixing" everything from the porch railing to the dining room chairs. He loves working outside and in another year or two, Daddy's going to have a really good helper on his hands...and this helper will work for animal crackers!
If you are participating in this year's Project 52, leave me a comment and let me know...I'd love to link up with you!