One of the joys of my life has always been doll making.
I have carved wooden dolls for as long as I remember, and I am now enjoying teaching my 5 year old grandson how to make wooden dolls, too.
I gave him a piece of wood, and had him draw a figure on it.
Then, I burned the lines he had drawn:
You can see to the right of his doll, a doll that his Mamma made when she was his age, and one that I am currently working on.
He chose some colors, and started adding them….
I cut her out with the bandsaw and he took her home, but wasn’t pleased that she had rough edges.
So, the next day, I took some of my tools over so he could work on sanding her and finishing her.
He’s already immersed in the family culture of being a Maker!
I’ve been giving him lessons on how to use a hand saw in a Zen way, as he tends to approach tools with wild abandon, which is not something I encourage at all.
Gently, gently, is my motto….
Ah, the bliss of being a granny….
my heart sings!