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Easy Wood Carving for Children: Fun Whittling Projects for Adventurous Kids

by Frank Egholm - £9.99  Floris Books (2018)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781782505150 | ISBN 10: 1782505156

Looking for an outdoor hobby to engage your children and encourage them to be crafty and creative? Wood carving is not only easy to learn and fun to do, but almost everything you need to get started can be found for free -- right outside your door!
 
Together you can craft a tumbling tower game, a racing car toy, a dolphin necklace or even a handy coat hook! With more than fifty activities at levels for beginners and up, children can create something useful, beautiful or fun (often all three!) out of wood.
 
Learning wood carving not only helps to improve children's concentration, creativity and dexterity, it's also invaluable in teaching them how to handle knives safely.
 
Adventurous children will be thrilled to learn woodland skills, while nature-loving parents will enjoy rediscovering the lost art of whittling with their kids.
 
Table of Contents:
 
Contents
Introduction
Difficulty levels
Whittling guidelines
Getting started
Finding a whittling knife
Protective gear
Wood
Where to find fresh branches
Dry wood
Wood carving techniques
Whittling away from the body
Whittling towards the body
Practical tips
Sharpening knives
Saws and garden shears
Splitting wood
Colouring wood
Sanding wood
Carving seat
Whittling and reading
 
Animal figures
Bird made from a single branch
Bird with a feathery tail
Bird made from the end of a branch
Lifelike bird
 
Pigs and dogs
Fence with string or rails
Dolphin
Seal
Snake
Games
Pig throwing
Game pieces
Tower of Hanoi
The four confounding squares
Toys
Racing car
Spinning tops
Spinning top with handle and pull string
Whittled top

(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)

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