Friday, June 29, 2012

Ivory Soap Explosion

It's time for another Pinterest idea.  This time we tried the popular ivory soap pin where you microwave it.  Here is where I got my original idea.  I was a little let down by the experiment, but the kids seemed to like it well enough.  It didn't last very long, but they still had fun playing and experimenting with it.

First we chopped the soap up into smaller pieces.  

Then it was microwaved a couple at a time until we got this It was hard to see into our microwave, so the girls couldn't actually see the process as it exploded.  The texture was quite like tissue paper.

Piper had fun squishing it, and later added water to it to see what would happen.  It came in handy later when we painted and we needed something to clean up with easily.

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