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ROPE SOAP FOR DAD

Grade: K-6
Age: 4-10

This is a fun thing to do for dad, but be aware that the drying time is 1 to 3 full days ... unless you have a hot sunny day and the mixture can dry in the sun.

What You Need:

  • A few bars of soap
  • An old cheese or veggie grater
  • Oatmeal (optional)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Water
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters (optional)
  • Food coloring (also optional)
  • Rope

What You Do:

  1. Grate the soap bars into the bowl.

  2. Add warm water slowly until mix is like a thick oatmeal.

  3. You may add a touch of oatmeal for texture if you wish.

  4. If you want the soap to have color, add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.

  5. Mix everything together and let sit.

  6. Place a sheet of wax paper down on a flat surface. You will want to work on the wax paper so your mixture doesn't get stuck to the table.

  7. Cut some rope --- make sure it is long enough.

  8. Form the soap mixture into a ball around the rope.

  9. At this point you can either shape the soap into a fantastic sculpture or you can use a cookie cutter to create a nifty shape.

  10. Your rope soap will have to sit for one to three days until it is completely dry.

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