01 July 2010

Make Your Own Soap

This book has so many ideas too keep kids and,
in my case, adults busy on the craft table.

I got it from this awesome bookstore:

The Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York City.
The amount I paid for the book will help people affected by AIDS
and the book has given me so many ways to turn boxes, crayons
and everyday kitchen staples from blah to TADA!

A win-win situation for everyone, even Mama Earth!

Today, we're making soap from left-over slivers.

Blah: slivers of soap or never-used bars
taken from a hotel stay.

Turn these into soap flakes using a grater or peeler.
{Have one solely for crafting purposes, not for food.}
You'll need 2 cups of soap flakes.

Put the soap flakes in a bowl
{I used a clean plastic take-out container},
then add 1/4 cup water.

Mix these together & squeeze them
between your fingers 'til well mixed & stiff.
{You may add a few drops of perfume,
essential oil or food color if you like.}

Roll the soap into balls or use a mold like
this plastic cookie container {packed very well}.

Let the soap air-dry for at least one week, then unmold,
making sure the soap doesn't crack in the middle.
If this happens, the soap needs more time to dry.

TADA! New bars of soap!

Use this as hand soap
{put one on a pretty dish}
for the kitchen or bath.

Have a great day!


  1. wow you are really creative.

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. Thanks so much Kitty for visiting me today! :)

  3. Great idea! I never know what to do with those little soap pieces hanging around in the soap dish:)


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