Carve and paint a folk art masterpiece that will delight your family for generations to come. This book shows you how to create your own big in-the-round Noah's Ark to use as either a delightful children's toy or a functional art collectible. Professional wood carver Betty Padden reveals her easy layered techniques for transforming a major project into simpler, doable carvings, while adding a touch of whimsy along the way. A bonus pullout pattern pack provides full-size patterns for the Ark, Mr. & Mrs. Noah, 20 animals, and some fun accessories. Betty makes it all easy with a flood of step-by-step instructions, paint guides, easy paint blending techniques, and plenty of color photos.