Tuesday, September 11, 2012
DIY Bath Crayons from Bar Soap
So last time we were in wally world, we were perusing the aisles and came across bath crayons. Those suckers are like $10!! I wasn't willing to spend that much on something that would most likely wind up in the drain or used up after one bath time. My oldest metioned a few days later that she really would like bath crayons. Sigh. Can't I make the kids happy and still not break the bank?
It got my wheels cranking and my mind went back to the post I had read weeks earlier. Two problems....I didn't have any Ivory soap....and I wanted/needed crayons instead of cut out shapes. Gonna try it anyway? You know it.
4 Neon gel food colors (yes, this temporarily dies your child...it washed off when we got to the scrubbing part)
Here is what ya do:
Pop the soap into the microwave on a paper towel for between 30 seconds and one minute. Until it EXPLODES....ok, so it doesn't really explode....but it puffs up like a giant cloud....you'll see. When I took mine out, it flattened out, like this.
On the site I was reading on a few weeks ago, hers stayed nice and fluffy. I am assuming that is because I used Dove and she used Ivory. For this project, it doesn't really matter about how fluffy it gets.
Throw these in the tub with the kiddos, and let the fun begin!