We did these with our friends and we had so much fun! Just make sure that you use Ivory soap because it has air whipped into it so when it gets hot it expands. We tried dial soap just for fun and it grew a tiny bit. We put the dial soap and the ivory soap in a bowl of water and the ivory floated, the dial sank showing just how much air is in the ivory.
What You Need
– Wax Paper
– Cookie Cutters
– Food coloring
Unwrap your soap and set it on the wax paper. Put it in the microwave for one to two min and watch it grow. Two minutes makes the cloud touch the sides of our microwave. Be careful the center can be hot right at first. Make sure that wax paper is covering most of the bottom of the microwave so when it grows it does not get all over. When you are done, pull it out and wipe the inside of the microwave off so doesn’t smell like ivory.
Eventually it will start to crumble and start to get messy. That is when you can make it back into soap that you can use. Pour the crumbles into a bowl, add a little bit of water and food coloring and knead it with your hands. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper to use as your work area. Set the cookie cutters on the cookie sheet and start filling the cookie cutters with your soap mixture. Don’t use cookie cutters that have a bar across the top because then they won’t come out very good. Let the soap dry in the cutters for a while until they are dry and pop them out of the cookie cutters and ENJOY!