Wood shaving crafts are beautiful and fun and all you need is a stick! We just love simple go-to crafts like this, don’t you?!
We were sharpening sticks the other day and although we used them in a nature writing activity, the wood shavings that were made from it created glorious shavings that inspired this art project.
How sharpen sticks to get wood shavings
There are plenty of wonderful pencil shaving crafts on Pinterest. When I saw how naturally pretty the shavings were from our sharpened sticks, I wanted to create pictures using these wood shavings too.
It’s easy to sharpen a stick. Just grab a stick that’s of similar thickness to a pencil and sharpen it using a pencil sharpener!
Don’t throw away those sharp sticks either. We used the sharp sticks in a painting and writing activity.
Wood shaving crafts
There are so many beautiful wood shaving crafts that you can try with your kids. The ideas are endless. Check out what others have done with pencil shavings to see the amount of wonderful ideas available to you. Here’s the crafts we tried.
Mermaid wood shaving craft
This one was by far their favourite.
Owl wood shaving craft
The brown shavings create a perfect fluffy-looking owl.
I couldn’t help but make this one myself. I do love mushrooms.
The girls put this one together themselves.
This is my personal favourite. I love that tiny bit of moss on the bottom right hand corner of the wing.
Whether you draw the pictures and your children place the shavings around the drawing or they do it all themselves, this wood shaving crafts activity is a must. Just sharpen a stick and get started!