Hamster with Apple

General info

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  • You can carve hamster with or without apple
  • Sunflower seeds from third photo are made out of soap
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick
  • 5mm plastic eyes
  • Hamster Template (download here )
  • Short piece of aluminium wire
  • Red and black food coloring or soap colorant
  • Paint brush
  • Water

Soap info

Citrus mild soap

Used in tutorial

yellow soap
  • Not available
  • Yellow colour
  • Citrus scented
  • Size: 7.5 cm (3") x 5.5 cm (2-1/8") x 2.3 cm (7/8")
  • Weight: 80 g (3 oz)

Instruction video


1. Cut out the hamster template, place the template on the soap and trace the shape onto it with a toothpick. Then cut out the shape of the hamster and the apple with a paring knife and a carving knife.
step 1
2. Hold the carving knife at the right angle, cut the side of the hamster where the pink line is drawn on the photo, then cut off the soap around the cut.
step 2
3. Trim the edge of the hamster as below.
step 3
4. Trim and shape the apple and trim the muzzle.
step 4
5. Repeat three previous steps for the other side.
step 5
6. Carve the nose.
step 6
7. Trim the edges of the back of the hamster and the ears.
step 7
8. Carve the tail as below.
step 8
9. Cut off the soap between the ears.
step 9
10. Trim the sides of the head and ears.
step 10
11. Holding the carving knife at a nearly horizontal angle, carve a circle indent in each ears.
step 11
12. Carve the eyes. Use the template if needed. You can also put the plastic eyes instead of carving them.
step 12
13. Carve the feet of the hamster cutting off soap as shown.
step 13
14. Cut the mouth and put the short piece of the wire on the apple.
step 14
15. (Optional) Cut off the half of the apple.
step 15
16. Carve two pointed indents in the apple.
step 16
17. Carve two seeds. I have carved another apple out of the rest of the soap.
step 17
18. Paint the whole apple or outer part of its half with red color and the seeds with black color if you cut the apple in half. Done!
step 18