Our American Girl year has come to and end... Kirsten's final project - soap whittling. After some discussion, we decided that the girls weren't ready for real knives and wood whittling, so we did the next best thing - good, old ivory soap!
This is what our sample looked like...pretty impressive (no, I didn't do this one! I was with the MCA - planning a future "big thing" for them to attempt)
Tools of the trade, and the "leftovers".
A couple of the finished projects from one of my daughters - I think she was attempting a fish and bear?
Several lessons we learned - this is a lot harder than it looks! Plus, your floors will be clean once you mop up all those soap shavings. (did I mention how glad I am it wasn't at my house this time...)
Stay tuned - it looks like changes are underway for our American Girls next year!