General info

sailboat 1 sailboat 2
  • Summer decoration
  • Can be arranged with soap with wave patterns
  • Safety wheels can be carved of soap left after sailboat carving and painted with food coloring
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

  • Soap
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick
  • Sculpting tool, spatula, spoon or clip
  • Sailboat Template (download here )

Soap info

COW bath size soap (blue box)

Used in tutorial

COW bath soap
  • Available
  • COW brand
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 8.7 cm (3-1/2") x 5.8 cm (2-1/4") x 3 cm (1-1/8")
  • Weight: 130 g (5 oz)

Blue oval soap

blue oval soap
  • Not available
  • Master-soap brand
  • Floral scented
  • Size: 9.8 cm (3-7/8") x 6 cm (2-3/8") x 3.5 cm (1-3/8")
  • Weight: 130 g (5 oz)

Instruction video


1. Draw a horizontal line around the soap with a toothpick. You'll need:
  • Soap for the boat: about 1.5 cm (5/8") in thickness;
  • Soap for the sails: about 1 cm (3/8") in thickness
step 1
2. Cut your soap in half along the outline with a paring knife.
step 2
3. Cut out the sailboat template. Trace the boat shape to one half of the soap.
step 3
4. Cut out the boat shape with the paring knife and the carving knife.
step 4
5. Slightly trim the bottom of the boat.
step 5
6. Carve two lines in the tip of the boat.
step 6
7. Carve a horizontal line in the upper side of the boat wall and cut three horizontal lines. Repeat for the opposite side.
step 7
8. Repeat step 7 for the back side.
step 8
9. Draw a square on the top of the boat with the toothpick.
step 9
10. Cut the square with the carving knife, then cut off the soap inside. Use the sculpting tool to remove the soap in the middle of the square. The boat is done.
step 10
11. Using the other half of the soap, carve the sails. Trace the sails shape onto your soap.
step 11
12. Cut out the sails with the paring kife and the carving knife.
step 12
13. Draw a horizontal line in the middle of the side with a toothpick.
step 13
14. Trim the right side and the left side of the soap to thin the edge as shown.
step 14
15. Thin the edges marked with pink color. Don't thin the part marked with blue. There is bottom view of the soap at the top right corner of step illustration.
step 15
16. Carve the mast.
step 16
17. Cut off the soap between the large sail and the mast bit by bit.
step 17
18. Carve the mast in the other side along the cutout.
step 18
19. (Optional) Cut some straight lines in the sail.
step 19
20. Make a small hole in the bottom of the soap.
step 20
21. Make the same hole in the top of the boat.
step 21
22. Cut a toothpick into 2 cm (7/8") piece. Place it in the boat.
step 22
23. Attach the sails to the boat.
step 23
24. Done!
step 24