Soap on a Rope

Make soap on a rope.


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
  • Water
  • Wax paper
  • Cookie cutters (optional)
  • Food coloring (also optional)
  • Rope

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

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