Teaching the basics of wood carving to children

GENESEO, Ill. (KWQC) – Children in Illinois’ Quad Cities are building life skills with Illinois Extension’s 4H program.

During the winter 4H has held community activities to teach children about life skills and this Sunday the children learned about carving.

“Soap carving is a great way to learn to carve because woodcarving itself can be quite expensive” Geneseo Art League member Mark Stoneberger said. “We like to get them started on soap carving because you don’t have to worry so much about them getting hurt.”

While the class size is small, these children gain valuable skills such as perspective and problem solving.

For 4H leader Tara Yoder, it’s exciting to see all the new 4H opportunities added since she’s been in the youth program.

“Learning life skills and learning things that you’ve never had the opportunity to learn—like what they do today with soap carving, that’s not a skill set that I have, but it might be something that my kids would be interested in and grow in.” their attention helped,” Yoder said.

Workshops are still being offered by the Illinois Extension Program and there is still time to register for children under the age of 4H. For more information, or to register, visit them website.

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