I whittled these little "Whittle Sticks" to have something that was fast, easy, and that kids might like. These "Whittle Sticks" are 1/4" x 1/4" x 4", and I whittle wizards, owls, penguins, eagles, Santa's, anything else that is fast and easy on them. Some are finished with shoe polish, some with colored wax. I have been able to whittle one of these in about 10 minutes, while explaining what I am doing to the kids that will always stop and watch. The kids that are interested, get one. I'll bet I gave away 20 on the beach. Maybe a future wood carver among them.