Reader Sylvia emailed us this fun craft idea a couple of years ago – I’d never thought of doing this, but I have several bars of Ivory soap in the stockpile, so I might have to try it with the kids! You know how you MUST proudly display your kids’ strange, malformed interpretation of a “bud vase” – precisely because your kid malformed it just for you? I think that’s how this soap might go over in the grandparents bathrooms. 🙂
This comes from Sylvia’s Post Here:
- Grate the soap using a cheese grater*. When grating, lay a piece of wax paper or foil on your work surface.
- Place grated soap into a bowl. Idea: use a disposable bowl for easy cleanup.
- Add a small amount of water and mix with a spoon or popsicle stick. The soap will start to stick back together.
- Take the soap out of the bowl and separate it into three sections. Roll each section into a ball and stack the balls to form a snowman.
- The balls should be slightly different sizes with the largest ball on the bottom and the smallest ball on top. If necessary, rub a little water on the soap where you are joining the pieces. This will help it stick.
- Make sure you flatten the bottom ball so your snowman can stand without falling over.
- Optional: Using a tooth pick, take a little paste food coloring out of the jar or squeeze a few drops of liquid food coloring out onto a paper plate, old plastic lid etc. or use washable paint. Paint a face and buttons on your snowman using a thin paint brush (liner brush).
Jamie’s note: Unless you want to get colored hands everytime you wash with your snowman – or have your snowman turn pink immediately from red food coloring – you might want to skip that optional step.
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