Ivory Clouds and Treasure Soaps
This totally blows our minds! Who knew that Ivory soap did this in the microwave? And who the heck ever thought to put Ivory soap in the microwave?
- Bar of Ivory Soap (it has to be the original Ivory Soap)
- Sheet of wax or parchment paper
Soap Cloud Directions
- Stick your bar of Ivory soap in the microwave on top of the wax paper.
- Start your microwave for a couple of minutes on high power. The bar of soap will turn into an amazing fluffy white cloud that breaks into pieces when you touch it. My kids totally love this part. Once the soap stops growing, turn your microwave off.
- You can either throw it away, throw the kids in the bath and let your kids smash it, or make your own soap.
Dinosaur Egg or Treasure Soap Directions:
- If you make your own soap, I recommend doing it outside or in the tub because it can get messy.
- First, put the soap cloud in a bowl and let the kids smash it. Loads of fun!
- Then add just a bit of water until it just barely starts to stick together. If you can form it into a shape and it sticks together, then it is ready.
- Grab a handful of the mixture and push a small toy into the middle. We like to use things like dinosaurs to make dinosaur eggs or plastic gemstones for treasures. Roll the soap into a ball around the toy. Then when you use the soap, the treasure slowly emerges. My kids love to make these as gifts for their friends.
- You can also use cookie cutters to shape the soap into different shapes.
- Let the soap sit in a cool, dry place for a few days until it has hardened.