Soap-making and Fun With Rubber Chickens


Surprise buttons!

This past rainy weekend was spent mainly indoors.  The girls had this great idea that they wanted to make soap.  Actually they wanted to make soap from soap and as Big C pointed out it is kinda cheating.  But it’s a starting point.  I know there is a lot to making soap and I’d like to eventually take a soap-making course through Hazelwood Herb Farms with my neighbour sometime.  The kids did this form of soap-making at farm hands so we thought we’d give it a try…

Busy hands putting soap in muffin tin molds

Little C and Big C spent a fair bit of time shredding two types of soap and then mixing it all together with a smidge of water.  I think the biggest thrill for them was to bury surprise buttons in the soap!  Reminds me of the Little Rascals’ surprise birthday cake.  The soaps in the mold form then went in the freezer for an hour and they are still hardening on the cookie tray as we speak.

They actually look like yummy cupcakes

Freshly made soap was soft to Little C's pokey touch

Ah this is where the afternoon got really interesting.  We were at the Dollar Store earlier in the day and the kids begged me to get them each a rubber chicken.  Why I’m not exactly sure.  It could be that we know so many people with chickens at the moment that it just seemed right.  The girls played all afternoon with these crazy birds and they even took them into the tub to play!

Big C's rubber chic

Little C decided she wanted to cook her chicken up for dinner!  She wrapped hers in wax paper and away she went with a toy frying pan and utensils.  I think this is a sign of things to come! (perhaps getting chickens that is!)

Little C cooking up her chicken


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