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Soap Clouds


This experiment activity is so strange that we had to share it. This is what happens when you microwave Ivory soap - they turn into into interesting fluffy solid clouds. 

The kids will love this experiment when they watch the bar of Ivory soap grow in the microwave, and then you can use the “fluff” to turn into smaller bars of soap so the Ivory doesn’t go to waste. 

Here’s what you need:

  • a bar of Ivory soap (it HAS to be Ivory)
  • Waxed paper, plastic wrap, or paper towel
  • food coloring
  • electric beater
  • cookie cutters

The instructions are super easy:

  1. Put the bar of soap into the microwave, and then set it on high for a few minutes - you can just stop it when you need to.
  2. Watch the clouds grow! 

And now, once the kids grow tired of the soap cloud, you can proceed to make small soaps so nothing goes to waste. 

  1. Crumble up the soap cloud into a bowl. 
  2. Add warm water, and mix with a spoon or a food processor or electric beater, and the soap comes back together again. 
  3. If the texture is moldable and can hold a shape, you can press it into the cookie cutters to create soap shapes. If not, then add more water until it works. 
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring if you want! 
  5. let the soap sit in a cool, dry place.

We found this amazing idea from here

Posted: July 15, 2015