Monday, May 18, 2009

Surprise Soaps!

OK, there are some kids that just don't like to wash up. It's not likely that anyone would let this happen but that doesn't stop them from trying to worm out of it. Luckily they grow out of it...or at least we hope they do. Whether you have a reluctant washer or a child that just loves to play in the sink and make bubbles, this will be a hit. Who wouldn't like to find a prize in a ball shaped soap as they wash up?

You will need:
1 Cup of grated Ivory soap
1/4 Cup warm water
food coloring, if desired.
Small rubber animals or toys.

What to do:

1) Mix water, soap and food coloring together in a medium bowl. Stir the mixture until it begins to stiffen.
2) Remove the mixture from the bowl and knead it until it is the consistency of a very thick dough.
3) Roll the dough into the shape of a ball.
4) Make a hole in the center of the ball big enough to hid treasures in it.
5) Fill the hole with a treasure and seal with some extra dough.
6) Allow the surprise soap to dry overnight before using.

Note* You can also use thick cookie cutters to mold the soap surprises into fun shapes.