General info

frog 1 frog 2 frog 3 frog 4 frog 5 frog 6 frog 7 frog 8
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

What you will need

  • Soap (large soap (about 130g/5 oz) is recommended)
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick
  • Frog Template (download here )

Soap info

Maccha Milk soap

Used in tutorial

maccha milk soap
  • Available
  • Milk and green tea scented
  • Diameter: 6.8 cm (2-3/4")
  • Thickness: 2.8 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 80g (3 oz)

Instruction video


Carve the frog

1.1 Cut out the three frog templates
step 1.1
1.2 Thinly slice off the top of your soap to create surface with a carving knife. Then, trace the body and eyes of the frog onto the soap with a toothpick.
step 1.2
1.3 Holding your carving knife at a right angle to the soap, cut the soap a bit bigger than the body outline (along the blue line).
step 1.3
1.4 Cut off the soap around the cut.
step 1.4
1.5 Thin the soap until the height of the soap is about 1 cm (3/8").
step 1.5
1.6 Remove the soap around the body (along pink outline).
step 1.6
1.7 Trace front and hind legs
step 1.7
1.8 Holding your knife at a right angle to the soap, remove the soap around the body and legs.
step 1.8
1.9 Thinly slice off the bottom of the soap in order to level it.
step 1.9
1.10 Mark the middle of the legs and place the template on the bottom of the soap.
step 1.10
1.11 Trace the front and hind legs and the head onto the soap. Next, remove the excess soap.
step 1.11
1.12 Carve the toe.
step 1.12
1.13 Carve the webbing on both hind legs.
step 1.13
1.14 Trim between the hind legs when necessary.
step 1.14
1.15 Shape the side of the soap into a drop shape.
step 1.15
1.16 Do the same to the other side.
step 1.16
1.17 Carve the hind legs and webbing in the bottom.
step 1.17
1.18 Carve the front legs and webbing.
step 1.18
1.19 Cut three lines in the bottom of the webbing on front legs and four lines in the bottom of the webbing on hind legs. Next, cut two lines in the top of the webbing on hind legs.
step 1.19
1.20 Mark ⅓ of the height. Then trim the low ⅓ part of the face.
step 1.20
1.21 Trim and shape the rear of the body.
step 1.21
1.22 Trim the soap around the eyes.
step 1.22
1.23 Trim between the mouth and the eyes.
step 1.23
1.24 Trim and shape the eyes into round shapes.
step 1.24
1.25 Draw a diagonal line in the top of each eye.
step 1.25
1.26 Extend the diagonal line to create a circle for the eye. Do the same with second eye.
step 1.26
1.27 Carve the circle along the outlines.
step 1.27
1.28 Carve the mouth.
step 1.28
1.29 Make two small holes for nostrils with a toothpick.
step 1.29

(Optional) Paint pupils

2.1 Wet the paint brush with water and apply the black eyeshadow to the eyes.
step 2.1
2.2 You can use the liquid eyeliner instead of the eyeshadow and water.
step 2.2