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Soap Carving: For Children of All Ages (Schiffer Book for Woodcarvers) Paperback – July 1, 2007
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The main part of the book contains detailed instructions on how to carve several different objects (a heart, a turtle, a dolphin coming out of water, and more), with a picture showing each stage of the carving process. These were great instructions for me; the children I worked with (ages 5-10) could have used easier models/instructions. This book is great because it shows how to introduce a new fun craft activity, carving, in a way that works for groups of kids safely and without much expense. The kids loved it!
What a nice idea, tools made out of popsicle sticks!!
I made a class set of the tools and my kids happily carved some of the figures suggested in the book.
I did it with a grade three class when the kids learned about Inuits carving soapstone. The kids enjoyed it a lot. Children in higher grades will have as much fun doing it and hopefully they will be as proud of their creations.
I can recommend this book for anyone who would like to carve with kids but is afraid to do so.
One suggestion. Have the children bring a serving tray, or baking sheet and have them carve on that so the chips of soap will stay in the tray rather than fall on the floor!
My 6 yr. old grandson carve a soap owl and it came out good.
I loved the part about making your own tools from popsickle sticks.
Ok price, quick delivery... a bit thin against what you may expect... good about of info about making popsicle stick carving tools, though... not sure I'd take the time to do that - a dull paring knife, or metal and/or fiber board nail file might do just fine. A sharp Swiss Army Knife would do, too, but if working with a child parental oversight and hands-on instruction would obviously be important.
Kids would love to have an Owl or Bear or Fish from soap as a gift or to make themselves. And to think that the mess that's made cleans itself, too!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My nephew got interested in whittling with his cub scout troop, so I bought him a set of woodworking tools and this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by sabiermann
This book itself is not really for kids. It has good project ideas for kids but is written for adults. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Tessa L.
My 6yo loved making tools from Popsicle sticks maybe more than carving soap!
Great, easy to follow directions and clear photos make this book a winner!
We purchased this for our 5 1/2 year old son for Christmas and yes it takes a lot of adult supervision, but he does like it. His favorite part are the tools made of sticks. Read morePublished on January 22, 2014 by Jessica A Henson