top of page

Fri, Oct 09


East End Beach

Coal-Burned Spoon Carving (Ages 7-14)

Learn to use a coal-from the fire and a sharp knife to carve a beautiful wooden spoon. This program is for kids ages 7-14.

Registration is Closed
See other events
Coal-Burned Spoon Carving (Ages 7-14)
Coal-Burned Spoon Carving (Ages 7-14)

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

East End Beach, Eastern Promenade Trail, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Among the oldest known discovered spoons is one that ages 21,000 years. Eating food with spoons is truly an ancient human skill! No special knives required: we can use a glowing coal from the campfire to burn the hole for the bowl, and a utility knife, or carving knife, (or knapped stone saw) to craft the body of the spoon.  This is a simple, safe introduction to the wide world of wood carving. 

Learn basic knife safety, several different fundamental carving techniques, and how to use a burning coal from the fire to make a spoon bowl. $25 includes all required tools, materials, and tuition. Also, carving knives will be available for sale.

This program is part of our Sapling Skills Series.  Our six-week Sapling Series is designed to provide an approachable, accessible introduction to many small-scale, place-based living skills for kids ages 7-14. We meet once a week on Friday afternoons for two hours at the Eastern Promenade in Portland and facilitate a rotating variety of outdoor activities. Feel free to come by for a single day if you just want to check it out.

Space in this class is limited to 9 participants. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are always available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. If you need financial assistance, please contact us. All donations are tax-deductible.

NOTE: Due to the ongoing international COVID-19 pandemic, preventative measures will be strictly enforced.  Please wear a mask or a cloth covering over your face, maintain physical distancing throughout the class, and do not attend if you are feeling unwell.


  • Coal-Burned Spoons 10/9/2020

    Sale ended



Share this event

bottom of page