All of the children have made their mom handmade soap to give on Mother's Day this year. I remember reading about it at My Montessori Journey last year and ever since then, I wanted to try making soap with the children in my class. It was surprising to learn how simple and fast this scent-filled project turned out to be!
I bought all of the necessary materials at the craft store, and I'm sure they are readily available in most places if you were interested in trying it out:
|2lb. brick of glycerin soap.|
|Soap molds - floral motif and hearts.|
|Left dish: Scents (lavender and vanilla); Right dish: Soap colors (purple, orange, red).|
|Pouring the melted liquid into the mold.|
|Squeezing the scent into the soap.|
|Mixing the color.|
|Simple and beautiful!|
|We placed them in small, organza bags for presentation.|
The children will also be making personalized note cards to attach to the bags - more on that to come!
In addition to making these adorable soaps, the children will also be baking muffins and preparing fruit skewers to serve during our annual 'Muffins for Moms' event. I wanted to be sure the gifts were finished before we move on to the baking and food preparation... I will post about that later too!