Sunday, March 20, 2011

Good Clean Fun!

It all started with this fun little package!  I won this from a giveaway on Rhythm of the Home blog.  Smallthings was giving a felted soap making package away and I was so happy to win!  My youngest son and I set everything out.  We admired the wool, squished it in our hands, smelled it and looked at all of the pretty colors provided.

Ryan unwrapped the bar of Dr. Bronner's soap - love those products - and began to come up with a plan for wrapping his soap with the wool.  He started with the brown as his base and made sure to cover all of the soap bar.  You can see he didn't leave any white soap showing through.

He then took the colorful bits of wool and began wrapping, and wrapping, and rewrapping.  At this point he wasn't so sure we were up to.  The wool is still soft and not sticking to anything.  I kept telling him, trust me once we put some warm water on it, you will see.

 So we took our softness to the bathroom sink and began running the wool-wrapped bar underneath warm water.  He squished and rolled and pressed and mashed and reran the bar under more water.

He squished and rolled and pressed and mashed and reran the bar under more water UNTIL...

VOILA!  A beautifully wrapped bar of natural soap.  We set it out to dry.  
He couldn't wait to try it out in the tub. 

It was a lot of fun and I would definitely do this project again.  Thanks again Ginny for the giveaway.  
My son and I were able to try a new project and spend time together doing something new.

Good.  Clean.  Fun!

1 comment:

Ginny said...

I'm so glad your son enjoyed this! Thanks for giving me the link-a definite smile!