Follow these instructions (and the video) to make a beechain (bee keychain)!
Instructions (see video for details/example)
Note: This project requires a whittling kit or pocket knife – Cadets should know how to use these items safely.
What You Will Need
- Wood block with hole drilled in center
- Whittling kit or pocket knife
- Leather string
- Paints and brush
Begin whittling at the corners. Push the blade away from your body. Wear protection.
Continue to whittle down the ends of the wood block. Think about shaping it into the body of your bee.
You can carefully whittle towards your body to round out the ends more.
Paint your whittled bee body yellow.
Use a black marker and draw stripes at one end.
Draw eyes at the other end.
Draw a mouth and wings.
Push a length of leather string through the hole.
Thread on your keys.
Finish by tying a square knot to secure your keys.