Forest Craft by Richard Irvine
A child's guide to whittling in the woodland:
In today’s hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out and calm our busy minds.
an increasing focus on how much children can gain from regular, quiet,
meditative practice. An absorbing pastime like whittling in a peaceful
woodland setting offers exactly that.
With an emphasis on safety
and adult supervision, this book presents a range of simple and fun
projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards –
projects such as a kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, whimmy diddle,
rhythm sticks and elder wand.
Richard provides a thorough guide to the basic tools and equipment that are required.
Appealing to both Forest School teachers and families, this is a book
that can be turned to time and time again, through the different
seasons and over many years.
Team Muddy Faces
Free split stick animals activity
Richard has kindly donated his Split Stick Animals activity to the
Muddy Faces Outdoor Hub to give you a taste of the types of activities
you can find in his book Forest Craft. There are more activities on his
Split stick animals are a test of dexterity, knife
skills, concentration and creativity, the results are really charming
and well worth the effort. Maybe you could make a whole herd?