Here's the blank and a finished snowman carved with a knife. This was the "GO-BY" that was used.
Here's the progress after one half hour. It's still kind of fat, but the student is excited. As an aside, I turned the piece over and saw that she had carved a butt crack. Now she said she needs to carve pants on the snowman, after she slims him down a bit.
It's fun to see kids excited over a successful experience.