As the process of soap carving requires access to sharp cutting equipment, young people should be closely supervised throughout this activity.
When a student is presented with a block of soap and a variety of differently shaped blades, they will quite naturally want to see what kind of marks, shapes and lines can be made in three dimensions. This gentle, exploratory process can lead to particularly exciting sculptural work as the photographs below testify.
If you're looking for other lessons using three dimensional materials, here's a few options for you.
Wild Things in Clay
One Piece at a Time Construction
Wire Mesh Heads
Organic Forms Clay Sculpture
Secret Diary Sculptures