These beautiful little soaps not only make cute gifts, but are a fun way to explore a little science! With the recent winter weather we've been discovering the properties of snow/ice, & what causes them to melt. All of this led neatly into this activity where we explored how a solid transforms into a liquid, & then becomes a solid again.
* a soap base (available from most craft stores or Amazon) or bars of glycerin soap
* a few drops of any essential oil
* liquid soap dye
* glitter (optional)
* ice-cube moulds
N.B. If using a bar of glycerin soap just omit the soap dye & essential oil
Minnie started by cutting our block of soap into smaller sections with a blunt knife & added them to a pyrex bowl. While doing this we were able to explore weight, texture, scent & the translucent appearance of the solid material.
To add a scent we stirred in a couple of drops of lemon oil, but any essential/aromatherapy oils can be added.
Leave the soaps to set for a couple of hours & then gently just push them out of the moulds.
The smell & feel of the soaps had Minnie captivated & she was so proud to have 'made' her own. We've wrapped these soaps in a little paper to share with friends as mini Valentine's Day gifts, & kept some at home for sparkly bath times!
These make great little gifts for family & friends & would be perfect for Christmas.