General info

seashell 1 seashell 2 seashell 3
  • Summer decoration
  • Can be arranged with other nautical themed soap carvings
  • Can be used as soap for bathing or washing
  • Difficulty: Easy

What you will need

  • Soap (white is recommended)
  • Carving or Exacto knife
  • Paring knife
  • Needle
  • Toothpick
  • Spoon or other scooping tool
  • Seashell 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)

Instruction video


1. Cut out the seashell template.
step 1
2. Using a paring knife, cut your soap in half. Move your knife slowly to create a clean cut.
step 2
3. Smooth the top of your soap with a carving knife.
step 3
4. Place the template onto the soap and trace the seashell with a toothpick.
step 4
5. Cut a sea shell shape.
step 5
6. Cut out the sea shell bit by bit.
step 6
7. Draw 2 lines as shown.
step 7
8. Cut the soap along the line and remove it.
step 8
9. Trim the edge of the seashell.
step 9
10. Remove the soap inside the seashell with a spoon.
step 10
11. Place the template onto your soap and poke some holes in the straight lines with a needle.
step 11
12. Connect the dots to draw straight lines.
step 12
13. Carve shallow grooves along the lines.
step 13
14. Carve the edge of the grooves deeply.
step 14
15. Slice off the inside edge of the seashell as shown.
step 15
16. Your seashell soap is done!
step 16

Did you know?

beautiful seashell
This is the seashell soap I carved before September, 2012.