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Something's Soapy:
A Holiday Gift


  • Combine 4 cups Ivory Soap flakes, enough water to make a thick dough, and a few drops of food coloring.
  • Next, invite children to pat the soap-dough flat to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  • Help children use cookie cutters to cut the soap into shapes. Place the shapes on waxed paper and let them dry (three days to a week).
  • When the shapes are dry, children can package several "holiday soaps" into plastic bags and tie with ribbon for gift giving.


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