Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Clear Spring School annual spring camping trip was delayed for a day by heavy rains, so many of the camping related activities took place on the school campus. We whittled on green basswood sticks with sloyd knives, and some of the students and teachers used my crooked knife to carve the recesses for making spoons. The students noticed how much easier it is to carve green wood and you can see from the shavings on the ground that they've carved a lot of wood.

Many of the students weren't ready to put the knives away at the end of the scheduled time, so the knives and basswood are being sent along for tomorrow's camp-out. The photo above shows several students of ages 1st grade through 6th practicing their whittling.

I did a little carving of my own, making another spoon as shown below.

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