How to make a soap on a rope as a gift.
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
- Wax paper
- Cookie cutters (optional)
- Food coloring (also optional)
What You Do:
Grate the soap bars into a bowl.
Add warm water slowly until mix is like a thick oatmeal. (You may add a touch of oatmeal for texture if you wish.)
If you want the soap to have color, add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture.
Mix everything together and let sit.
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.
Cut some rope — make sure it is long enough.
Form the soap mixture into a ball around the rope.
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.
Your rope soap will have to sit for one to three days until it is completely dry.
Find more ideas at the Double Treble blog.
Image: Double Treble Crafts