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STICKS & STONES
Sticks and stones - the original tool and the original toy….
Human cultures have been using sticks and stones for tools since the dawn of their existence and their usefulness is only limited by our own imaginations.
This class will focus on putting stick and stone together to create a flint chip knife. Students will start with a flake of local flint and create a wooden handle for it, and then haft it. Each student will end up with their own primitive knife made from scratch with nothing but materials from nature.
Participants will also learn…
The basics of flint knapping – how energy moves through stone
Knife carving practices and knife safety
Location: Earth Native Campus, 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX
Please note that all youth classes are DROP-OFF classes. Parents do not attend.
Your child will need to have a Mora Fixed Blade Knife (Stainless Steel blade) for this class. These are readliy available to buy online, or you can purchase or rent one from us during registration.
Purchase an Earth Native Klean Kanteen Bottle
16 oz, TKWide insulated
hot/cold beverage bottle
with leak-proof cafe cap, $25
27 oz, Stainless Steel water bottle
with spots top, $20
Available to buy during registration - pick up at class!