|Cathy (13), of course. The Almond Artist.|
* Not a pastime advised for small or clumsy fingers....
Here is a safer project, though, for the 7-and-older crowd:
Soap CarvingSafer and it smells nice, too.
The only supplies needed are:
* dollar store soaps
* wooden skewers (because they're thicker and stronger than toothpicks)
* old fashioned butter knives
* tongue depressors or popsicle sticks, carefully cut by Mom into points
* an old toothbrush or paintbrush or two for brushing off soap crumbs as you carve
With a little practice, you can produce art like this:
or even these:
But, if you're like us, yours will look more like this:
|Cathy, Theresa, and Gabe, hard at work.|
We let the big kids use little paring knives,
but the little guys used butter knives.
|Top: William's turtle|
Bottom: Gabe's fish. (Love how he used the dove for a fin!)
|Anna will always be a Colorado girl at heart!|
|Tolkien fans will know immediately what|
Theresa carved on her soap.
|Here's Cathy's beautiful rose|
|And here it is after experimenting with blue food coloring. Cool, huh?|
But, we won't be actually using this one now...
* Full soap carving tutorial for kids at The Wonder Years .
* Save your soap shavings and make liquid soap when you're finished - as you'll have tons of scraps and it's super easy to do! Find a good link with tutorials here.