Your child can carve snowmen, penguins, igloos or whatever they would like into a bar of soap. You can use those bars of soap from your last hotel stay!
- bar of soap
- plastic knife
- Let your child decide on the design.
- To make it easier for your child, have them draw out the design on paper and use it as a guide.
- Using a plastic knife makes it difficult to carve curves, so suggest making a design consisting primarily of straight edges. This will make it easier to carve.
- Show how to carve away from the body. This is a good habit to get into, especially if your child moves on to using sharper knives or tools.
- Then put on some calm music and get out the hot cocoa – this project can’t be rushed and takes a bit of patience. It’s better to hold the bar of soap in the palm of one hand while the other one gentle saws back and forth creating the design.
- When they are done, they’ll have a piece of art similar to the carvings in ivory done by the Inuit.