Ivory Soap in the Microwave

  • Place a piece of waxed paper, parch­ment, plas­tic wrap, or paper towel in your microwave.  (This really doesn’t make a mess, so don’t be scared.)
  • Put Ivory soap in 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.
  • Watch it change shape.  It’s amaz­ing.  Some­times it’s a huge cloud — other times it’s just kind of floppy.  It’s always fun to watch.
  • If you smash it, it will break into pieces and you’ll end up with soap dust every­where, so be care­ful with lit­tle hands who like to smash things.
  • Let your kids just take the whole thing in the bath­tub and have it — at least you know they’ll get clean — or - put the fluff in a bowl and let them do what they’ve prob­a­bly been try­ing to do already, smash it to smithereens — or — smash it into the bowl of your food proces­sor and add just enough hot water that it comes back together like pie crust.
  • Give the soap to your kids with cookie cut­ters.  You can even add food col­or­ing if you like.

Please send us your video of your Ivory Soap exper­i­ment.  We can’t wait to see how yours turned out.


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