New tutorial series: Carving play food

Last week I remembered I had so much fun making the play food this spring. I've also been wanting to do a new series of weekly tutorials. So I decided that for the next several weeks, I'll be posting tutorials on Tuesdays that will show you the step-by-step work involved in carving, painting and finishing wooden play food.

This is a perfect beginner project to learn how to carve and become more comfortable working with a hatchet and knife. Here's the collection of food I made- 

A little collection of fruit and veg, with a cutting board and fish thrown in. So do you want to carve some of these? I hope so. Even if you haven't worked with wood before, I promise it's a totally do-able project and these simple shapes are great practice before moving on to more complex work. Carving is a perfect way to spend a summer evening and it makes me happy to make lovely toys for my kiddos. 

To make these posts as helpful as possible, please let me know in the comments below if you have ideas, questions or issues that you think I should address in these tutorials. Tune in tomorrow for the first installment on selecting a carving knife; I'm excited to work and learn together as we make some play food!