Snowball Soap!

Snowball Soap

Snowball soap is fun to make and fun to give away! The boys and I made it 5 years ago, after seeing it in a Family Fun magazine, but this was the girls’ first time ever trying it. This is a fun project for kids to make as gifts. Hide a small toy inside for a snowball soap surprise!

 

Snowball Soap

To make your soap you will need 1 bar of Ivory soap. Ivory is cheap ($.33/bar) and is nice and moist. It works great and shreds easily. Shred the entire bar.

 

Snowball Soap

You can hide a small toy inside your soap if you’d like.

Snowball Soap

Spritz down your pile of soap shavings (very lightly). This makes it stickier and it molds better this way.

Disclaimer: this is a messy project! Soap shaving will get on your work surface and probably the floor.

Snowball Soap

Grab a small pile of shavings and start packing them around your toy. If the shavings seem too dry, just add a tiny bit more water and keep packing. Form a TIGHT soap shavings ball.

Snowball Soap

Wet your hands and give it a final once over, smoothing it out.

Snowball Soap

Let harden and dry out before packaging if you are giving these out as gifts.

Ruby was so excited to show these to everyone when they got home from school! If you keep your soap by your sink for hand washing, they will last a long time. If you let the kids use these in the bath tub, they might last for a few baths. If you have a toddler like Ruby they will only last one bath because she wanted to get to the toy inside and broke the soap apart ;)

 

Comments

  1. I love this idea! It’s a great gift and a cute craft. I’m a new follower of your blog.

  2. That soap is sooo cool! I’ve featured you here:

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  3. Great idea, and with kids too! So cute. I would love it if you would link this post to Spa{ahhh} Sundaze. :)

  4. This is a great idea for my girlfriend who has two boys. They would love to make these, thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for sharing this idea! It would be perfect for my Fun Stuff Fridays linky party! I’d love you to link up with us.
    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

  6. This is so sweet! Their faces look so excited! If you get a chance…stop over and link this up at Hating Martha! Thanks!

  7. My kids would love this. Such a great activity for kids of all ages.

  8. How fun! I like how your kids made them as a present for each other. This is one I want to try sometime :-) Maybe next year my little chunk will be old enough.

  9. This is adorable! It’s a really nice way to make a small gift seem like more, great when you have a lot of kids to get gifts for! Thanks for sharing, I’m your newest follower

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  10. This is a really fun project, but my favorite part is the way you’re letting your boys make gifts for each other. They will be so excited not just to get, but give.:)

  11. What good clean fun!!! Would you please share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

  12. Great idea… love it!

  13. hahaha so cute!

  14. RadioTonya says:

    Would this work with Dove bar soap. or would it be too soft?

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