I happened across this article and I simply had to share. This is a great project for the older kids to try. Depending on the age and skill, you will need to supervise as there are sharp tools needed to make this work. According to the author these stick bark whistles are best made when the sap is running through the trees, so in the spring and summer, excellent timing then!
You will need
– a sharp knife
– a green deciduous stick
I normally use alder, birch or maple.To start you will need to cut the stick clean and have a good 1″ or more clear of knots. Its important not to scuff up the bark.You will need to look at the whole article to get the full instructions butt as you will see, you will need to be sure of the skill if the kids will be involved.Grasp the bark and twist, it should slide freely off the stick. Be careful not to brake the bark, you will need it to finish this project.Read the Full Article HERE