STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Soap Bunny

Rub dub dub - these little bunnies are covered with bar soap. They’re great in the tub or displayed as holiday decorations.
   Completion Time - 
1-2 hours
   Designer - 
Kathleen George

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • Ball, 1-1/2"
  • Egg, 3"
Other Materials
  • Black animal eyes with shank, 6mm, two
  • Ivory bar soap: white; pink (or red food coloring)

Tools

  • Cheese grater
  • Electric mixer and bowl
  • Serrated knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Tablespoon
  • Small round paintbrush
  • Water basin
  • Paper towels
  • Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wooden clay tool (optional)

Instructions

Warning: Do not allow small children to use bunny whilebathing, as animal eyes could come loose and present a choking hazard.
  • 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. For body,cut and discard thin slices from upper narrow end (neck) andone lengthwise side of foam egg (bottom of body). For head,cut small slice from one side of foam ball. Firmly twist headonto body for snug fit; use glue gun to secure. (NOTE: Glueguns should be handled by adults only; never let a childoperate a glue gun.)
  • 2. To make soap clay, grate bar of white soap into bowl.Sprinkle four or five tablespoons of water over soap. Stirsoap; let sit until soft. When soap looks mushy, use mixer tobeat into smooth, sticky paste.
  • 3. Use fingers to rub even layer of soap clay over bunny; addmore to front of head to form muzzle. To add texture to fur,pat surface firmly with fingertips.
  • 4. Form ears, tail, and front paws with more soap clay. Pressadditional pieces to bunny, using fingers or clay tool toensure good bond. Note: Shape ears as desired, using photo as guide.
  • 5. Soften a bit of pink soap, or add red food coloring tosmall amount of softened white soap, to make pink nose. Usepaintbrush to add thin layer of pink soap to inside of ears. Insert eyes.
  • 6. Let dry overnight. Be careful when handling; ears are delicate.