I was really inspired recently by a great whittling project. So much so I’ve been making these all week!
I have to pass thanks to Carolin and Deni of birds in the woods. Carolin showed me this lovely whittling project and the foxes made by her young daughter. Apparently Deni learned it from someone else and showed them. That’s how ideas are, they wander.
It starts with a short log, two or three inches long and about an inch across, you could scale it right up if you wanted as long as the proportions worked. This log is split vertically into six pieces, tying a bit of string around the log first means the log is easier to split. Each piece will become a fox. You can number or mark the bottoms to make it easier to know what order they go back together or leave it as a challenge.
I’ve tried to show each step in the whittling process but this isn’t the only way to do it.
In fact you can make any animals once you have the basic idea
I’d love to see your animals if you have a go.