I like working with soap. New soaps are hard to carve. After using some time, soap becomes softer, so it becomes very easy to carve with ordinary kitchen knife. Also ,by adding little water, we can knead soap bits like clay to make hands, ears etc. For sticking pieces, only have to wet the place and press the part. I like sculpting figures like this in half used soap and my son just loves these surprises in his soapbox ! Sharing some with you all.