Flying Bird 


 
 
How to carve a simple flying bird in soap.
Easy soap carving project for complete beginners
 
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What You Will Need
Soap (Use soft bar soap )
 How to choose a suitable soap
Carving knife (or exacto knife and paring knife)
Toothpick
Flying Bird Template
 (Download the free template here)
 
       


 Instruction Video
 


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How to carve a flying bird

I used a handmade soap.
Dimensions : 7 cm(2-7/8") x 5 cm(2") x 2.5cm(1")
Of course,you can use any commercial bar soaps.
How to make a DIY bar soap from soap scraps
 

1.Thinly cut off the top of the soap with a carving knife
  (or paring knife) to create a flat surface.
 


2.Place the bird template on the soap,trace the shape of
 the bird on your soap with a toothpick.  
 


3.Holding your carving knife at a right angle, deeply cut the bird
  shape.
 Then tilt your knife,cut off the soap around the bird,and
 trim the edge of the bird.
 
 
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4. (Carve feathers)
  Mark two dots in the wing as shown in the left picture
   with a toothpick.
 Then holding the carving knife nearly at a right angle,
 cut a scalloped line as shown in the picture.
  And tilt your knife,cut off the soap along the scalloped
  line.
 

 


5.Carve the second row of the feather in teh same way.
  Each feather of the second row is placed between the
  feathers of the first row.
 


6.Carve the third row of the feathers in the same way.
 

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7. Carve three lines in the edge of the wing and carve two
   lines in the tail.
 


8. Cut the top of the soap around the bird to make it level.    
 


9.Draw two leaves in the top right corner and the bottom
 left corner in the soap with a toothpick.
 

10.Carve the two leaves along the outlines, then cut off the
 soap between the two leaves.
And carve a leaf between the two leaves.
 


11.Carve three leaves in the bottom left corner too.
     Make some holes along the edge of the soap.
 

 Done!
 

    I love this design.
   

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