Carving with children!

My former professor once said to me that we often underestimate the children, especially the little ones. They can more than we think.
From my experience, I can say that he is absolutely right. My fear was the problem.

But trust yourselves, it’s worth it! It’s so easy and fun to do:


  • Sticks or
  • Scrap Woods
  • Carving Knives/pocket knives
  • Carving tool (not necessary)

For safety, the rules regarding the handling of knives should be discussed in advance. Then watch the children, but simply let them only if necessary take action .
Amazing how devotional children can go up in such activities. A particularly nice idea, I always find, is the transfer of documents like a ‘ carving licence ‘. This way the children will get a special respect and the eyes will shine.