Craft: Soap Sculptures

Referring to the works of Barbara Hepworth, children use a variety of tools to carve a piece of soap into a sculpture

Learning Objectives

  • Drawing a design for a three-dimensional piece

  • Working with the material safely and creatively to make a recognisable object

  • Using tools and my hands to carve, model and refine my sculpture

Teacher Video: Soap Sculptures

Pupil Video: Soap sculptures


Upright Forms (Conversation), 1972 by Barbara Hepworth
Pierced Form, (1962) by Barbara Hepworth
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