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Soap Clouds and Small Failures

on November 13, 2012

I’ve been seeing a lot of hype about putting Ivory bar soap in the microwave and decided it was time to give it a try.

I loaded up the kids today and went to my friend’s house for a play date. I stopped by my mom’s on the way to borrow her blender. We also stopped at Sonic for slushes.

We got to my friend’s house and started our soap experiment:

We cut a bar of Ivory Soap in half. (It must be Ivory!)

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Next you pop it in the microwave for two minutes and watch the magic. It smells really good too.

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(In the process of picking up kids to let them see I managed to knock K’s blue slush all over the floor. )

The kids loved it. It puffs up into a huge cloud. I didn’t expect it to be so light and fluffy!

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K decided it was snow. Here are the kids playing.

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When they were done playing we put our soap snow in the blender with a little water and food coloring.

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I have a molded cookie pan with princess/girly shapes and another with cars/planes/rockets. We sprayed them with cooking oil. We scooped our soap into the pan and put it in the freezer to set up.

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We actually made a blue batch for the boys but K tripped on the blender cord and we ended up with glass and blue soap everywhere.

Here are the soaps that came out. Not perfect but they were excited.

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I felt terrible that we made such a big mess but it turned out ok. The kids still had a blast. Not every craft or adventure will turn out the way you expect. Most of the time our set backs bother me way more than the kids. They just thought it was fun to watch a bar of soap puff up and really didn’t care if they made perfect mini soaps.

Now I need to see if I can find a new pitcher for my mom’s blender…

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***Update***I forgot to mention that it isn’t wet at all. It really is fluffy and dry to the touch. Also, I highly reccomend sweeping/vacuuming up any mess before wiping with something wet or you’ll get a big soapy mess.

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9 responses to “Soap Clouds and Small Failures

  1. like this idea! its’ such a good project to do with kids for kids (good luck finding your mom a new pitcher for your blender!) 🙂

    • Thanks. She may be getting a new blender for Christmas. Luckily, they don’t use it much anymore. My little sister used it for smoothies but she just moved into an apartment and has her own blender now. I’ll just keep her nephew away from it.

  2. 🙂 LOL, my hubby broke ours over a year ago and we haven’t replaced yet either! 🙂 hubby and kids are the same! 🙂

    • We have a Baby Bullet that we used to make baby food. It makes smaller batches but I use it for most things. I don’t even remember the last time I got our big blender out. I looked for it today but couldn’t find the lid- hence borrowing my mom’s. Oh well. At least blenders aren’t too expensive.

  3. that’s true! 🙂 I might end up getting one when I will really need it! 🙂

  4. What a fun experiment!

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