1 bar of Ivory soap
|Shred soap into containers or|
|Soap will collect under grater!|
Once shredded, and divided into the containers you'd like to use, add the food coloring. I didn't know how much to add so I did 10 drops for each color.
|Separate into containers|
So remember: keep a very watchful eye on how much water you add. It should be less than you think it needs, and mold the soap from there!
After 30 minutes, I tried the molded soap I left out (red) and while it worked, per se, it started falling apart in my hands.
After an hour and 10 minutes, I took out one of the soaps from the ice tray:
And I tried to draw on the tiles... yeah, apparently when they're cold, it's like writing with ice cubes. What's that M&M saying? "Melts in your mouth, not in your hand"? Well, the slogan for these would be, "Barely gets on the tile, falls apart in your hand."
So moral of the story is: if you're going to try these, don't expect it to look like the photo, prepare for a bit of a mess, and use very little water when molding the soap! Your kids will still have a blast with it... as long as it doesn't fall apart before they can get their hands on it!
TOTAL COSTS: $2.69
$2.69 for a 3-pack of Ivory soap from Vons
Already had food coloring on hand
TOTAL AMOUNT OF TIME: 20 minutes (or 2 hours if you stick the in the freezer!)
5 minutes to grate soap
15 minutes to put in containers, add color and water, and form
EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 2 out of 5
You just want to keep an eye out for how little water you add to the mixture. Other than that, you should be good to go! Let the kids help make the molds and have fun!