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Science Soap Clouds: An Easy Experiment to Do With Your Kids

Awesome science activity… all you need is a bar of Ivory soap.  Yep, that’s it!  Turn some Ivory soap into a fun fluffy soap cloud!  The kids will love this… trust me!  I did this today with 4 little boys and they were mesmerized!

Step 1:  Get your Ivory soap

Step 2:  Put it in the microwave on a paper towel or wax paper and microwave for a couple minutes.  Let the kids watch as it slowly fluffs in to a large poofy cloud!

 

Some very mesmerized boys watched as the soap transformed in the microwave!

Step 3:  Let the kids play!  This is a great sensory activity!  Have the children describe what it feels like and smells like!  Warning:  I wouldn’t let them crumble it up until you have it in a bowl.  It might look soft and squishy, but it is actually very crumbly and flaky when you brake it apart.

Don’t worry this is not wasteful, you can still use the soap when you are done!  You can throw the whole fluffy cloud in the bath tub with them or mold your own smaller soaps from the foam and use those!  I personally like letting my kids use the cloud to soap up the slip’n slide in the backyard!  It makes for some seriously slippery fun!

Tyson declared, “This smells like a bath!!!!”

 

Crumble it into soap snow flakes and have the kids describe the texture

 

Add some food coloring and a tiny bit of water to your flakes to mold into your own soap shapes!

 

A little clean up advice:  Vacuum or wipe up flakes with a dry paper towel or cloth.  Do not try to wipe with anything wet or you will have a much bigger, soapier mess to clean up.

Looking for more sensory activities?  Check out these links for more ideas.

Handprint Butterflies

Spaghetti Sensory

Turkeys 

Pinecone Turkey

Reindeer

Painting with Ice 

Cotten ball Bunny

 

8 Comments

  1. Tanya Di Micco

    Jun 14, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Hi Jaime,

    I live in Australia – would any soap do?

    Tanya

    Reply

    • Jamie Hinckley

      Jun 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Tanya. I am not sure… I have only tried it with the Ivory soap. It wouldn’t hurt to try though.

      Reply

  2. jean

    Feb 10, 2013 at 3:17 am

    No It has to be Ivory. Ivory is one of the few soaps whipped with air as it is made. Other soaps will smell bad and burn. BUY IVORY!!!

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