Soap if fun to make. Plus, it's useful too!
Ask a grown up for help because the melted soap is very hot.
First, get some glycerin soap (at a craft store or a grocery store.).
Then, find some molds for soap, candy or chocolate. You can also find these at a craft store. Or, you can put some cookie cutters on a baking sheet and pour soap into them.
You'll also need cups that you can place in the microwave, utensils for stirring the soap and a knife an adult can use to cut the soap.
If you want, you can also find dyes that won't color your hands to place in the soap. It's also fun to place small toys or glitter inside the soap.
Before you pour the soap, grease the soap molds with oil or cooking spray.
Now, cut up the soap into small pieces (about one inch). Place them in the cup and put the cup in the microwave for about 15 seconds. If the soap has not melted, try it for another 15 seconds. It should be melted by now, but if it isn't try it for a few more seconds. If it hasn't melted by now, you probably don't have the right kind (glycerin) of soap.
Next, ask an adult to remove the cup of soap using a potholder or oven mitt.
Mix in dye or sparkles and then quickly pour it into the molds. Wait until they're hardened to remove the soap from the molds. If they are stuck to the pan, try placing the soap (in the molds) in the freezer for a few minutes.
Soap also makes a great present. Have fun!
Author: Katie Ransohoff, high school student writer