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Forest Craft: A Child's Guide to Whittling in the Woodland

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Author: Richard IrvineBrand: GMC PublicationsBinding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 160Release Date: 07-02-2019Details: Product Description In today's hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out, and calm our busy minds. The benefits of doing this are well documented for overworked adults. However, there s an...

Author: Richard Irvine

Brand: GMC Publications

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 160

Release Date: 07-02-2019

Details: Product Description In today's hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out, and calm our busy minds. The benefits of doing this are well documented for overworked adults. However, there s 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. The author, Richard Irvine, extols the virtues of exploring woodland, getting to know the trees in your local area and learning about their characteristics and suitability for whittling. He provides a thorough guide to the basic tools and equipment that are required, the timber he recommends and would advise against for beginners, and the techniques that will be used in the projects. Following this are 20 projects, with simple step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs and useful tips. Dotted throughout are interesting nuggets of information about woodland folklore. There s also plenty of inspirational photographs, showing how much fun it is to get out into the woodland with friends and family and share in this relaxing, rewarding pastime. 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. The skills learnt can be treasured and passed down through generations, in time-honoured tradition. Review "An absolutely fantastic craft book with a ton of amazing projects and makes - but more importantly, some really excellent lessons on how to do everything safely and responsibly. The book would also be a boon to forest school teachers looking for some interesting things to do in their sessions. Sum this book up in a sentence: A really fantastic 'manual' for would-be woodland crafters and whittlers with 20 simple but absorbing projects to keep kids interested and engaged."-- "Read It Daddy" "Forest Craft embraces these opportunities and develops them in many wonderful ways that are sure to delight those who experiment with them. The book is subtitled 'A child's guide to whittling in the woodland', but it is so much more than this. It is a beautifully presented book with clear instructions and engaging ideas which inspires me as an adult and forest school leader to get out my tools and have a go at some of the projects. The explanations are simple enough that they could be understood by a child, but it would also be an invaluable resource for parents, teachers and outdoor professionals seeking to expand their knowledge or gain fresh ideas for forest crafts. Overall, this is an outstanding book which provides a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to explore forest crafts. Published by GMC Publications, it makes an excellent companion to Forest School Adventures... this book is like having your trainer sitting alongside you, reminding you of what you need to do and what you can achieve."-- "Living Woods Magazine" "I'd recommend Forest Craft to be on every outdoor family's list, whether to buy now or to put in as a Christmas request... Forest Craft is blooming awesome and definitely going on my list of outdoor books for National Book Day!"-- "Kids of the Wild" "If there is one thing that we can surely all agree on, it's that getting young people outside more is a noble cause that should be championed by all. Luckily, authors such as Richard Irvine are doing their bit. In Forest Craft, you'll find a fantastic collection of whittling projects for children to work on, from crafting a kazoo to creating miniature furniture. Projects are broken down into steps and clearly outlined with photographs, making each one easy to follow. With advice on techniques, safety

Package Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches

Languages: English

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