I watched a couple of my granddaughters yesterday and I saw this project on the internet. It was so much fun! You take a bar of Ivory soap (and only Ivory will work), and place it in your microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds on parchment or wax paper. Turn off your turntable. I layed parchment paper covering the whole bottom of my microwave. Put your soap towards the back of the microwave to start. The fresher the soap the bigger the cloud, so we went to the store and bought some fresh bars!
After about 10 seconds you can see it start to grow and grow and grow! We were all fascinated! It comes out looking like a big fluffy cloud!
This was one bar of soap! It drys hard, but if you touch it, it sort of disintegrates to a dusty powder. If you try this, clean or sweep up your mess before you wipe it up because it will be soap and harder to clean up when wet.
We then broke up our clouds into a bowl and added a little water to it and it became sort of gooey and messy and the girls got out my cookie cutters and filled them with the soap.
Now they will have their own little bars of home made soap to take into the tub with them. We have stars, hearts, ice cream cones, and even an owl!! My older granddaughter helped for a few minutes, but she is 11 and would rather be playing video games! I am glad that I have one that still likes to play with Grandma!!
We had to let the soap set in the cookie cutters for a day and they should be ready to come out of their molds today!
Author - Cynthia Dickerson