Use Wood-Carving Skills to Whittle a Family Portrait

Tired of the typical matching family photograph? Hone your wood-carving skills and follow these step-by-step tips for whittling a super unique family portrait.

The carving has been coated with brown wax shoe polish, which is rubbed in and buffed to a soft glow, then delicately scraped off to achieve highlighting. The finished work can be hung from a wall or propped up.
Photos By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff