Saturday, January 2, 2010

Fun Soap Crayons

Fun Soap Crayons

1-Cup Soap Flakes
Food Coloring
2 Tablespoons Hot Water

Note: Soap Flakes may be purchased or created by finely grating
a bar of a mild bar of pure soap.
Get one big bowl to mix the base mix in and one smaller bowl per color that is to be made. Also, gather clean ice cube trays or other containers in the shape that the soap crayons are going to take.

Pour all of the soap flakes into a bowl. Add the hot water to the soap flakes. Stir until the mixture has been thoroughly saturated with the water. The mixture will be very thick.

Place a few spoonfuls of the soap base into coloring bowls. Place several drops of food coloring in the smaller bowl over the soap mixture. Stir to combine. The mixture should be the consistency of a thick paste, not runny. If the mixture gets runny, add a pinch or two of soap flakes and stir until the desired consistency has been reached.

Spoon the mixture of soap into the molds. Place in a dry place to harden. This can take anywhere from 2 days to 1 week to happen. When the soap is hard enough to handle, remove from the mold and place top down onto a hard surface. Allow the soap crayons to harden for 1 – 2 more days before using to ensure that it is completely dry.

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