Learn how to turn an ordinary bar of soap into an adorable snowman to decorate your powder room this winter. When spring comes around, watch him melt as you wash with him.

Materials and Supplies

Craft Supplies:

  • One bar (4.5 oz) Ivory soap
  • Cheese grater
  • Small amount of water
  • Bowl
  • Spoon or popsicle stick
  • Paintbrush - thin liner
  • Either food coloring or washable paint

Craft Instructions

  1. Grate the soap using a cheese grater*.  When grating, lay a piece of wax paper or foil on your work surface.
  2. Place grated soap into a bowl. Idea: use a disposable bowl for easy cleanup.
  3. Add a small amount of water and mix with a spoon or popsicle stick.  The soap will start to stick back together.
  4. Take the soap out of the bowl and separate it into three sections.  Roll each section into a ball and stack the balls to form a snowman.  The balls should be slightly different sizes with the largest ball on the bottom and the smallest ball on top. If necessary, rub a little water on the soap where you are joining the pieces.  This will help it stick.
  5. Make sure you flatten the bottom ball so your snowman can stand without falling over.
  6. Using a tooth pick, take a little paste food coloring out of the jar or squeeze a few drops of liquid food coloring out onto a paper plate, old plastic lid etc. or use washable paint.  Paint a face and buttons on your snowman using a thin paint brush (liner brush).
  • Optional: Tie a small strip of fabric around your snowman's neck as a scarf. Be sure to remove the scarf if you decide to wash with your snowman.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to the grated soap when you add the water if you want an object that is colored.

*Adult supervision is recommended when using a cheese grater.

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