When first invited to give talks and demonstrations on carving techniques to school children, Howard K. Suzuki decided to use bars of soap to demonstrate basic techniques on carving and sculpturing. Soap is an inexpensive and very desirable carving medium. Soon demonstrations developed into hands-on experiences for his students.In this book, Dr. Suzuki describes and illustrates with color photographs how to make safe and simple wooden carving tools. He demonstrates basic soap-carving techniques using several stepwise how-to examples, from a simple heart to a more complex turtle. Dr. Suzuki integrates art and science into his instructions and combines them to produce a super learning experience for children (of all ages) who do learn to carve through his methods.
Carving soap can be a fun learinging experience for both you and your child. This book begins by introducing the different tools you can use ~ and even make your own along with your child. Howard also illustrates how to "bond" multi bars of Ivory soap together so you carve projects larger than the standard size bar of soap.
Once you have the tools you need, Howard guides you through 8 different North American Mammals using beautiful color photographs and step-by-step instructions. Projects include: a bear and cub, wolf, cougar, prairie dog, harp seal, killer whale and otter. 64pp