Secret Soap Carving 1

General info

main photo
  • Recommend watching video first! It's surprise!
  • Difficulty: Advanced

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick
  • Spoon


  • Beads
  • Rhinestones
  • Craft glue

Soap info

Oriental blue round soap

Used in tutorial

oriental blue round soap
  • Not available
  • Master-soap brand
  • Floral scented
  • Diameter: 7 cm (2-3/4")
  • Thickness: 3.3 cm (1-1/4")
  • Weight: 95 g (3.35 oz)

Instruction video


1. Horizontally cut the soap in half, bit by bit, with the paring knife.
step 1
2. Draw a 3 cm (1-1/4") circle on the top of the bottom half of the soap with the toothpick.
step 2
3. Draw a smaller circle as shown in the right picture.
step 3
4. Divide the circumference of the soap into eight equal parts, then draw a scalloped circle as shown.
step 4
5. Holding the carving knife at a right angle, deeply cut the circles. Carve the center bud. Thinly cut off the soap inside the small circle. Lightly cut the scalloped "circle".
step 5
6. Carve five petals of the center bud and shape the soap inside the petals into a dome shape.
step 6
7. Carve five petals inside the center bud.
step 7
8. Holding the carving at a right angle, create the five outer petals and deeply cut the soap around the center bud as drawn in pink on the photo.
step 8
9. Trim and shape the five parts into five curled petals as shown.
step 9
10. Carve six leaves as shown.
step 10
11. Carve six smaller leaves as shown.
step 11
12. Holding the carving knife at a right angle, deeply cut the soap as highlighted with pink contours.
step 12
13. Insert the knife into the side of the soap, horizontally cut and pull up the soap to remove.
step 13
14. Lightly push the top edge of the soap with your fingers to close the horizontal cuts at the side.
step 14
15. Thinly cut off the top edge of the soap to smooth.
step 15
16. Holding the carving knife at a right angle, cut along the scalloped circle as highlighted on the photo.
step 16
17. Tilting the carving knife, cut the soap as highlighted with pink contour in order to remove the soap.
step 17
18. Scoop out the top half of the soap inside with a spoon.
step 18
19. (Optional) Decorate your soap with rhinestones or beads.
step 19