33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer
Janill Gilbert stashed this in Youth
23. Put a bar of soap in the microwave to make soap clouds.
Anyway, grab a bar of Ivory soap-yes, only Ivory! It’s cheap, but don’t worry, you can even use it as soap when we’re done here so we’re not being wasteful. So you don’t need to write us lengthy emails about being earth-hating-soap-haters.
Place a piece of waxed paper, parchment, plastic wrap, or paper towel in your microwave. Just don’t use foil, or we’ll have issues on our hands that are much bigger than your next burrito tasting slightly like a fresh mountain spring. This really doesn’t make a mess, so don’t be scared.
Start your microwave for a couple of minutes on high power. You don’t need to let it run that whole length of time, but you can just stop it when you need to. Want to see what happens?? It’s a little hard to see through my microwave door, but check it out (and ignore me when I say you need to turn your microwave turntable off, that’s for if you’re trying to video this experience:))
Further instructions show you how to add food coloring, and using cookie cutters, make smaller soaps.
Awesome! Back in the day this book was my summer go-to: 333 Science Tricks and Experiments.
Wait, why do we want to put Ivory soap in the microwave?
Because it will make a big white blob!
Oh I see, it's more for fun than for function.
I am imagining an 8-year old Adam remarking "Oh I see. More for fun, less for function.". :)
The 8 year old me always chose fun over function!