by Robin Edward Trudel
Many adult carvers want to pass along their love of carving to a child, and Carving for Kids is a very helpful guide. Its goal is to encourage and teach a child - with appropriate safety and adult supervision - to develop the foundational skill of developing solid blocks of wood into shapes, figures and finally woodcraft.
The book includes graded projects for different ages and abilities, including a spoon; several animals (ladybug, duck and bear), a nameplate, a barrette, and a face, and are well suited to building the skills it takes to work with wood and woodcarving tools. Carving for Kids also addresses teaching children with special needs and methods for instructing kids of each age group--from elementary through high school.
The book's emphasis on cumulative skill-building will build young carvers' delight in their craft and their ability to express themselves through a potentially lifelong source of accomplishment. Many newbie woodcarvers of all ages will also find the book helpful and encouraging.
Softcover. 8 1/2" x 11. 96 pages.