Standing Rabbit

General info

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  • Soap rabbits standing on their hind legs
  • Cute and affordable DIY Easter decorations
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing (remove the nail polish)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Binder Clip (or other scraping tool)
  • Toothpick
  • Cutting board
  • Standing Rabbit Template (download here )
  • Nail polish

Soap info

Rice bran soap

Used in tutorial

rice bran soap
  • Available
  • Soap Max brand
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 7.5 cm (3") x 5.2 cm (2") x 2.7 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Instruction video


1. Cut out the rabbit template.
Trace it onto the soap with a toothpick.
step 1
2. Lightly cut along the outline, tsimple-snowman cut the rabbit shape out of the soap with a carving knife and paring knife.
step 2
3. Cut off the excess soap to create the ears.
step 3
4. Holding your knife vertically, cut along the bottom of the rabbit face and forelegs.
step 4
5. Cut off the soap around the forelegs and the face.
Round the edge of the body and legs and shape them.
step 5
6. Holding your knife vertically, cut along the outlines.
Tsimple-snowman holding your knife horizontally, cut off the excess soap.
step 6
7. Round the edge of the face and the muzzle.
step 7
8. Use a binder clip to scoop out the soap as necessary.
step 8
9. Carve the nose.
step 9
10. Shape the muzzle.
Scoop out the soap between the forelegs.
step 10
11. Draw two semicircles for the eyes with a toothpick.
step 11
12. Holding the knife vertically, cut along the semicircles, tsimple-snowman cut off the soap around them.
step 12
13. Shape each half circle into a circle eye.
step 13
14. Trim the ears to shape.
step 14
15. Carve an indent in each ear.
step 15
16. Draw a small circle for the tail on the back.
Holding your knife vertically, cut the circle.
step 16
17. Cut off the soap around the tail.
Round the edge of the tail and the back and shape them.
step 17
18. Paint the eyes with nail polish.
⚠️ Note: the mouth is colored with red food coloring like the white rabbit.
step 18
19. Done!
step 19

Did you know?

new year rabbit
2023 is the Year of the Rabbit according to Japanese zodiac. I made them as new year decorations!