Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I have the tried and true staple activities I try to do every year. We don't always get to it but this year we have it planned! Pumpkin soap balls are really easy to make and a great messy activity for the little ones. Don't worry, the mess consists of soap so we all wind up smelling nice and clean when it's all over!
How to Make Pumpkin Soap Balls:
Materials: Dreft soap flakes or any brand of boxed soap flakes (1 Box equals six to nine children), Green chenille, green construction paper, marker, saran wrap, yarn, tooth picks, large bowl, play dough mats for each child, warm water, orange food coloring, large spoon, hole punch
Procedure: Mix soap, food coloring and slowly add warm water to the large bowl and mix. The consistency should be thick and stick to the spoon. Distribute soap to children on their mats and have them form a ball and a face (using the toothpicks). Have pre-cut pumpkin leaves cut (green construction paper) of each child's name and stick a small length of green chenille through a pre-punched hole. This is the stem and leaves of the pumpkin soap. After it dries you can gift wrap it in saran wrap and tie it off with a length of yarn.
These pumpkin soap balls make excellent gifts!