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Dressed in little orange aprons, dozens of East Texas children went to work today, doing woodwork.

The Home Depot puts on their monthly event to teach kids how to work with hammers, glue guns, and other tools to create wooden objects, like boxes and mail holders.

Today, public safety and emergency officials were also on hand from Tyler and Smith County to teach kids about fire and traffic safety.

"We are just reminding kids and parents alike to wear their seatbelts, make sure they're slowing down," Trooper Jeanne Steely, from the Texas Department of Public Safety, said. "We're teaching kids about being safe riding their bikes, just encouraging them to think about different safety issues."

The American Red Cross was also there to tell kids how to put together emergency kits.

Julie Tam, reporting.