A very special thank you to my staging client, Kallee Brister, for sharing this easy craft idea that you can do with your kids.
Simply take a bar of ivory soap, place it on wax paper and microwave for two minutes. The soap will grow into a giant fluffy cloud.
This process is really exiting for the kids. But for me, I was left wondering what to do with this soap cloud now. So I decided that we would make small decorative soaps with it.
First, put the fluff in a bowl and let your kids smash it to smithereens. Then, in a food processor add a very little amount of warm water just until it comes together. To test, grab some with your hands and if it holds together in a ball, it’s ready.
You can also stir in a couple of drops of food coloring to make colored soaps like I did and then let the kids press the soap mixture into molds. After the soaps are molded, but still wet, you can gently push them out of the molds. Let them sit in a cool, dry place for a few days and soon you will have little soaps to wash (or play!) with.
P.S. Make sure your soap is fresh. I had an old bar of ivory soap left over from a Christmas craft segment I did on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan and it did not rise in the microwave.
This past Saturday our church took the love of Christ out into the community where various church members handed out coins at a laundry mat, gave water and food to the homeless, prayer walked in neighborhoods, gardened for the seniors, visited nursing homes and shut ins, and much more. My husband and I along with many others served at a local apartment complex where we brought music, food, games and crafts and setup in the apartment parking lot for all tenants to come and enjoy! I was honored to make faith bracelets and hand them out to the children. These bracelets consisted of 5 different colored beads that represented the meaning of salvation. What a joy it was to share the love of Christ thru a craft. Double blessing for me. Serving and crafting!
Autumn Dunn makes faith bracelets at CFBC apartment ministry
A picture of faith bracelet
Here is a link to a website that has instructions how to make and a simple explanation as to what each bead means.
Okay, I confess. I am a “closet crafter”. Especially crafts that are fast and easy. So when I came across the cutest spoons yesterday while I was staging at Amanda Cassidy’s home, I just had share them with you. Amanda said that she made them at her girls craft night and that all you need is wire, beads and a spoon. Simply wrap the wire a couple times around the handle and then add a bead, wrap the wire, and repeat all the way down the handle. How easy is that. My kind of craft. Thank you so much Amanda for allowing me to share. Please keep Amanda and her family in your prayers that the Lord bring the buyers He has for their home and that He guide them to their next one. If you have a craft that is easy as one, two, three, please send me a picture with how to instructions and I will share it on my blog
DIY Spoon Craft Created By Staging Client Amanda Cassidy