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Homemade Gifts: Holiday Soaps

December 6, 2012

Watch My20 on 12/7/2012 at 8:30am to see this craft!

By: Marie Folmar, Macaroni Kid Broomfield & Arvada Publisher
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Craft Demonstration on 9News!

What you need:

  • Bars of white soap (i.e. Ivory)
  • Cheese grater
  • Water
  • Bowl (s)
  • Extracts (example: peppermint, almond, vanilla, etc) optional
  • Food coloring optional
  • Metal cookie cutters
  1. Grate a bar of soap into the bowl using the cheese grater.
  2. Add any extracts (for scented soap) or coloring to the soap shavings.
  3. Add enough water to the soap so the shavings stick together...you don't need a lot. If your soap is too wet, squeeze out the extra water and pour it out.
  4. Press the soap mixture into your cookie cutter.
  5. Allow to dry for at least 8 hours. Carefully remove from the cookie cutter.
  6. Allow to dry an additional 8 hours.
Gift away!