The My Aqua Soap Making Lab, from Explore, teaches kids about the science of soap as they learn to make their very own bars of soap.
This kit includes everything they will need. The lab includes soap base, two bottles of coloring, perfume, gloves, wooden spoons, a measuring cup, droppers, a star mold, plastic wrap and stickers for gifting the finished product. Also included in the My Aqua Soap Making Lab is a 15-page booklet with information on the use of chemicals, measurements, mathematics and the history of soaps. You will also find complete instructions on how to make the soap.
Aqua Soap Making Instructions
First you place three pieces of soap base into the included measuring beaker. We used a large glass measuring cup for ours. Next place the cup into the microwave and heat for 20 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir the semi melted soap. Return to the microwave and heat for 5 more min. Give it another stir and quickly add your cosmetic coloring and stir. Now add five drops of the aquatic fragrance to the color base and stir. Carefully pour the soap mixture into the mold until the mold is filled.Let the mixture stand for 4 hours.
Although I supervised Miss P while she was making the soap, much of this activity she did by herself accept heating the soap in the microwave and pouring the soap into the mold. Set time is four hours, however our soap was set in less time. Taking the soap out of the molds was easy and her soaps turned out perfectly. Overall, this was lots of fun. Plus we now have a lovely new soap to use in the bathroom to use!
You can get creative by adding your own all-natural ingredients like green tea, oatmeal, rose petals or lavender to create scented soaps.
My Aqua Soap Making Lab make perfect gifts for holidays. It is ideal for girls or boys and who knows, it may just lead to a soap making business.
Explore Kids makes a number of kits that allow children to learn about scientific matters in a fun way. Check them out at shop.ksmtoys.com.