Friday, December 19, 2008

Soap Ball Surprise!

Ok, here is another quick, easy, and INEXPENSIVE gift idea for your little ones (or big ones). 

Everything you need can be found at the Dollar Store! 

Here is what you need:

3-Pack of Soap (Ivory) $1
2-pack of bouncy balls $1 (or any other water proof toy) (though, after this project I found the same balls in a 3-pack at Michael's Dollar section) !!!!!!! And they had more variety!!!!! 
Water (from tap)
Food Coloring (on hand) Optional
Cheese Grater

Take 1 bar of soap and grate the whole thing. My little ones used the BIG grater- it has a safety so they can't cut themselves. Put it all in a medium bowl. Measure no more than 1/4 cup of water. If you want to change the color of your soap add the food coloring to the water first. Slowly add a small amount of water. Start "smooshing" it up into a ball. If it is too dry add more water. I never use the full 1/4 cup, it's just a measurement that I like I guess. 

Once you have it shaped like a ball insert your finger and make a hole. Drop your toy in and reform your ball around it. Set on wax paper and let dry at least overnight. 

*When I made my own (because they are THAT fun) I used the teeny tiny grater and it looks just like a snowball. You get a finer grate so it is much smoother.

She had a baby snowball...

She doesn't like to stay in once place too long, she's the traveling sort...

She likes the City Lights...

She has an old world spirit...

She has it in with all the important people...

And she finally stop to take in some sights...

1 comment:

ABOUT ME said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

With blessings,