Thursday, 29 July 2010

Soap Carving

I know this might seem a bit crazy but I wanted some cool soap for halloween and had spied some I wanted on etsy.  One was a brain and the other vampire teeth.  Well the person that sells the soap I wanted doesn't deliver to the uk, so I thought I could make them but I don't really want to have Lye about when my kids are still so young (just in case).  So I thought next best thing, carve it.  I got an old bar of soap that had been kicking about the kids bathroom and started to practice carving on it.  I figure by halloween I might just carve something half decent haha.  I am now looking out for circular red or pink soap for a brain and a block of soap to make into teeth haha.  This picture is pants it does look a little better in real life and there are actual details in the eyes. 


Andrea x

7 comments:

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Cool idea to carve your own soap. Ya know you can get bars or blocks of glycerine soap and melt it down in the microwave or stovetop, then just pour it in your molds. You can add scents and colors too. We like to embed plastic toys in the clear soaps for the kids. It keeps them interested in washing to get to the toy.

ikki said...

Very creative, and I sure you enjoyed playing. Now you know about glycerine soap - there'll be no stopping you! ikki

Mina said...

what a brilliant idea Andrea, I wonder if you softened it you could mould it to...Boots and the Body shop sell red/pink soaps, cant wait to see the brain
Mina xxx

Netty said...

This is already looking great Andrea, and if anyone can create a work of art out of a bar of soap it has to be you. Annette x

Pops x said...

WOW what a cool idea, i love halloween bt we never celebrate it as its Teej's birthday he would love something like this awesome hugs Pops x

Jodi said...

This is really creative, what a great idea!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Mina said...

send me an email with your address Andrea, I would love your 3 year old to have the butterfly card
Mina xxx