An engaging approach to the craft of soap carving, this guide is intended for the beginner. The author shows how soap is forgiving and easy to carve, and explains how to make simple wooden carving tools that are safe enough for even children to use. She gives advice on how to choose the best soap for carving and describes basic cuts and how to work with templates. She also gives tips for finishing and techniques for handling carving tools. The book presents 26 skill-building projects ranging from basic shapes and animal figures for the novice to chip-carved medallions and elaborate Thai-style soap flowers for carvers as they become more practiced. Each project includes a materials list, pattern templates and color photos for each step. An excellent introduction to a rewarding hobby that adults and children can enjoy together. Softcover, 7" × 9", 148 pages, 2018.