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Easy Wood Carving for Children Book

Easy Wood Carving for Children Book

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  • Packed with ideas to fuel your child's creative energy and help them find a new outdoor hobby this season
  • Wood carving can help improve concentration, creativity and dexterity
  • Help parents share hygge and lagom values with their kids with this on-trend hobby
  • Includes 180 colour illustrations and easy to follow step-by-step instructions

Wood carving is the perfect outdoor hobby for adventurous children. Teach them how to make toys, games and even jewellery with more than fifty fun whittling and wood carving projects, each fully illustrated with easy-to-follow instructions.

  • Format: paperback
  • Size: 195 x 178 mm
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • Illustrations: 180 colour illustrations
  • Age Range: From 6 to 12 years
  • Extent: 128 pages
  • ISBN:9781782505150
  • Publication date: 16 Aug 2018

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
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