Friday, July 22, 2011
Really wanted to get the girls back to whittling and carving, but it's just too dang hot. We do the work outside on the patio. The heat index today is supposed to be somewhere around 110 degrees. Maybe we can do the whittling in the pool. But the soap carving might prove to be a problem.....
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Soon on I realized that I could not begin teaching Zinnia to whittle without her little sister Dahlia learning too. So, the "Flower" girls are both off and running. Well not running, but whittling and carving. I started Dahlia with some soap carving. Carving soap involves the same knife cuts as wood carving and
whittling, but the knife does not need to be sharp.
Dahlia's first project is a Polar Bear. And I think it came out real well. And Zinnia's Whammie Doodle and owl came out real well too. Our next soap carving will be a PIG. Zinnia will keep on whittling a few of the little Owls.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Its been a while, but I am back with some current adventures with the Flower girls from next door. Whittling and soap carving.
This is a "Whammie Doodle". This little ol' time toy is what I have selected to start Zinnia (Flower girl neighbor) with as she learns to whittle. Zinnie is 9 now, and has been asking me to teach her to whittle. Zinnie already has her moms old Swiss Army knife, and is real good at putting points on sticks.
And as you can see here, it works.
Zinnia had a blast, and wants to learn more. In fact as she left she asked me what time I get up in the morning.