Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MMM: Growing Soap

This activity was brought to you by the letter D.
For Uncle D.
Who sent us this super fun link with the idea for this bit of Monday fun.
"Ivory Soap Explosion"

If you try this at home, you have to use IVORY soap.  Something about the air pockets in that soap makes this work.  Other than that, all you need is a microwave.

First, cut the soap into pieces.  The website where we got the instructions recommended quarters.  But we couldn't resist the urge to try more.  The bigger the better we decided!

Put it in the microwave, set the timer for about 90 seconds and watch it start to grow (it probably won't take the whole 90 seconds).

We did it over. and Over.  AND OVER.
and they never got tired of watching it grow.

It was pretty cool to see the before/after difference and feel the light fluffy after product.

I actually don't have pictures of the best part...the after-math-bath. The kids loved breaking off pieces of the soap chunk, floating them in the tub and playing with the soapy mess. They've never been so clean!

What a great Monday. Thanks, Uncle D!


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