Ivory Soap Experiment

Make a soap souffle in the microwave: amazing to watch and you can turn it into play snow afterwards.

Who’d have thought you could microwave a bar of soap and this would happen?

This a great science and play activity. Want to know how it works?

All you’ll need is:

Bar of Ivory soap (no other soap will work!)
Microwaveable dish

Place the soap in a dish and cook in the microwave on high for 1 – 2 minutes.
Watch the microwave carefully and see what happens.

Once you take it out of the microwave, let it cool a little before letting the kids get their hands in. What does it look like? How does it feel? The boy and girl said it looked like a cloud and felt spongy.

Break it up into pieces, rub it into snowflakes.

Once the kids are finished playing don’t throw the snow away, it’s still good soap! Keep it in a jar in the bathroom and add a small handful to baths.

science / christmas