Whittling Skills Progression

Whittling or wood carving is a skill many children are eager to learn, likely because it requires a true responsibility and trust in them. Once children have practised safe carving motions and positions they can soon build their confidence with basic whittling projects. Many children enjoy repeating whittling the same kind of craft again and again until it comes easily to them and then moving on to something more advanced. Here is a suggested progression of how you can guide a child to develop their skills with proposed projects and techniques.