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Ivory Snow Flakes Arts and Crafts for kids

Decorative Bathroom Soaps:                                         
Ingredients-
Ivory Snow Powder
water
Cookie cutters or molds, food coloring Directions: Combine Ivory Snow powder (the laundry detergent) and water to make a dough. Be sure to add the water as you mix until you have a play-dough like dough. Give each child a small helping of soap dough and allow them to make what they wish. You can also use cookie cutters or molds. We made soaps in different shapes for Mother's Day. You can add food coloring to the water before mixing to create wonderfully colored soaps. Just be sure to explain that this is soap and that the kids should be careful not to touch their eyes!!

Snowman out of soap flakes:                                  
Ingredients-
4 cups soap flakes, such as Ivory Snow (not detergent)
1/2 cup water
Toothpicks, twigs, whole peppercorns, orange marker for costumes scraps of material, twist-ties, felt and black paper.
Pour soap flakes and water in a large mixing bowl. Mix with an electric mixer to a doughy consistency. For each snowman, roll a golf-ball sized ball for the base, and two slightly smaller ones for the chest and head. Stick a toothpick through the base ball. Push chest ball on top of the toothpick. Put second toothpick into chest ball. Push head ball through that toothpick. Attach twigs to sides for arms. Use peppercorns for eyes, mouth, and buttons. For nose, break toothpick in half. Color orange. Let snowman dry several hours. Use a scrap of material for a scarf, felt and a twist-tie for earmuffs, or paper for a hat. When spring comes, snowmen can "melt" in the bathtub.


Play Snow:
Nothing beats this play snow for making great looking pictures of snowy days. Kids will enjoy working with this tactile substance that looks so convincing when it dries.
Ingredients-
Ivory Snow (powder form)
Water
Electric mixer
Mixing bowl
Cardboard
Miscellaneous supplies as desired to decorate picture How to make it: 1. Mix the above ingredients on high with an electric mixer. 2. Mix well until it is thick enough that when the mixer is lifted from the ingredients it looks like meringue. 3. See the tips area for ideas on way to use your snow! Tips: My kids spread it on cardboard and cut out pictures of people and animals to decorate the picture. My daughter cut out penguins and made an igloo and put it on the bottom. When it dries it looks like snow. Also some of the kids dabbed their finger in it and put it on the cardboard to make it look like snow was falling down.

SOAP FLAKE SCULPTURES
Ingredients-
4 c. soap flakes (any kind, NOT detergent)
1/2 c. cold water
Directions: Place soap flakes and water in a medium size bowl. Squeeze the mixture together with your hands until it becomes slightly damp and sticks together. (This mixture dries quickly, so you'll have to work fast!) Now you can form it into any shape you'd like, animals, snowmen, decorations, tree ornaments, etc. Place the finished he finished sculpture in the refrigerator to harden.

Soap Flakes Finger painting:
Ingredients-
1 Cups dry laundry starch
1 Cups Soap flakes
1 Quart boiling water
Water
Food coloring or tempera paint Directions: Mix starch with enough cold water to make a paste. Add boiling water and stir until clear. Cool and add soap flakes and coloring. Store in air-tight container. Soap Crayons Supplies: * 1 Cup Ivory snow (powder) * 50 drops food coloring * Cup water Directions: Mix water & soap flakes together. Add food coloring and put mixture into an ice cube tray. Allow to harden. Break or cut into pieces. Fun to write with in the tub when bathing.

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