Tuesday, September 17, 2013

{Making Soap}

Today I'm linking up with the Hip Homeschool Hop.

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This week we tried our hand at making soap. I've been wanting to try making soap for a while, but while reading our latest book about Ben Franklin they have soap and candle making activities. Doing a "requirement" for school is definitely a reason to make it happen! We are going to tackle candle making later this week - but for now it's soap making.

I know young Ben didn't make soap with a melt and pour goats milk base, and I know they didn't add color (or probably fragrance), but that's how we did ours. Bonus points - I'm counting it as this week's art project too. Little man did all the coloring and swirling so he gets credit for that.

He really did all of it - I just supervised and gave him direction. That's the good thing about melt and pour instead of cold process - no lye. Poor young Ben, what a nasty job that must have been!

Putting colors in the molds

He made them very colorful

All poured and setting up

Ta-Da!

It was fun and my hates-to-take-a-shower tween boy is so excited to try them out!

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