General info

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  • There are two methods for carving this rooster:
    • A) Carving the whole shape of the rooster out of a bar of soap.
    • B) Carving the body, the comb and the legs of the rooster separately.
  • Following video shows the method A, and step by step tutorial shows the method B.
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing (remove the nail polish)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate (method A), Advanced (method B)

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick
  • Cutting board
  • Nail Polish
  • Food coloring and water
  • Paint brush
  • Rooster Template (download here )

Soap info

Persimmon soap

Used in tutorial

persimmon soap
  • Available
  • Sweet Fruity Scent
  • Size: 8.8 cm (3-1/2") x 5.5 cm (2-1/8") x 2.8 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Home Life soap

home life soap
  • Available
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 8.5 cm (3-3/8") x 6 cm (2-3/8") x 3.3 cm (1-1/4")
  • Weight: 135 g (4.76 oz)

Instruction video


1. Cut out the rooster templates.
Trace the rooster's shape onto the soap with a toothpick.
Note: if you use the method A, trace the whole shape of the rooster.
step 1
2. Cut out the rooster's shape a bit bigger than the outline you traced with a paring knife.
Then, cut off the excess soap along the outline with a carving knife.
step 2
3. Placing the template on the other side of the rooster, cut off the excess soap.
step 3
4. Round the edge of the head and shape the beak.
step 4
5. Draw the outlines of the red parts of the rooster's face (wattles, ears, earlobes) with a toothpick.
step 5
6. Carve the wattle, then carve the red part around the eye.
step 6
7. Repeat previous step for the other side.
step 7
8. Carve the beak.
step 8
9. Carve the zig-zag lines for hackles.
step 9
10. Carve two curved lines between the hackles.
step 10
11. Shape and smooth the body.
step 11
12. Draw the outlines of the wing, then carve narrow feathers.
step 12
13. Carve round feathers and long feathers.
step 13
14. Draw the feather patterns on the long feathers with the point of the knife. Repeat steps 12-14 for other side.
step 14
15. Make the tail thin.
step 15
16. Carve the small pointed feathers.
step 16
17. Carve the sickle feathers.
step 17
18. Carve tail feathers.
step 18
19. Shape the part between them.
step 19
20. Carve the lines between sickle feathers.
step 20
21. Draw the feather patterns in the sickle feathers and tail feathers.
step 21
22. Carve a circle for the eye to each side with a toothpick.
step 22
23. Using a piece of soap, cut out the shape of comb.
step 23
24. Cut soap into the shape as shown.
step 24
25. Carve the points of the comb.
step 25
26. Make a groove in the head.
step 26
27. Attach the comb to the head. Apply a little water as needed.
step 27
28. Using a piece of soap, cut out the shape of legs.
step 28
29. Shape the legs and carve the feet as shown.
step 29
30. Make a square hole in the bottom of the body.
Attach the legs. Apply a little water as needed.
step 30
31. Draw the eyes with nail polish.
step 31
32. Paint the rooster soap with food coloring and water. Done!
step 32