Turtle Soap

turtle soap

Make a turtle for your tub!

What You Need

  • Bowl
  • 4-6 drops of green food coloring
  • Kitchen grater with large slots
  • Turtle pattern
  • Bar of soap (Ivory bath-size soap works best.)
  • Small spoon
  • Toothpick
  • Tablespoon of water
  • Wax paper

What You Do

  1. Prepare Soap
    Grate the entire bar of soap into the bowl. Add the food coloring and water and mix with the grated soap to form a ball.
  2. Cut Soap Into Turtle Shape
    Place the ball on a sheet of wax paper and flatten the ball with the palm of your hand until it is about 1-1/2 inches thick.
    Draw and cut out your own turtle shape or download the pattern.
    Place the turtle template on top of the flattened soap. Use a spoon to carve along the outline of the turtle. Smooth the carved sides by slightly wetting the soap and rubbing the sides with your fingers.

    turtle soap pattern

  3. Make Turtle’s Shell
    Shape the excess soap into an oval. This will become the turtle’s shell. Remove the template and secure the turtle’s shell in place.
    Use a toothpick to make indentations for the turtle’s eyes and lines on its shell.
  4. Let Turtle Soap Dry
    Place the turtle soap in a warm spot to dry overnight.
    Peel off the wax paper. Now your turtle soap is ready for a splash in the tub.

    turtle soap