On Pinterest & Facebook I've seen pictures where people have put a bar of plain Ivory soap into the microwave and then taken out a big fluffy cloud-like substance.
Simple little things like that fascinate me!
I have several young nieces that are always wanting to do something fun when they come to my house and I knew this little project would impress them.
This week when the red-head was here she was so excited when I asked if she wanted to do a quick experiment.
We put a bar of Ivory soap on a paper plate and put it in the microwave.
It was crazy how it immediately started bulging out in different directions and transforming into a fluffy cloud!
When it got to the point that it filled up the entire microwave we turned it off. The cloud shrunk a little bit when we opened the door but retained it's new big fluffy shape overall.
The weird thing is it was like it transformed into FOAM!
The cloud wasn't soapy, wet, slimy or any of the things I would have expected microwaved soap to be.
We had fun playing around with it for a while. We ripped off junks and rolled them into "snow balls" and then the red-head grated some up into "white cheese that you sprinkle on your food".
Have you tried this experiment before?
I'm wondering if it works with all bar soaps?
Next week we're going to try some different soap brands and see what results we end up with.
*We did this experiment while Felicity was napping because I was worried she would try to eat the soap when it came out of the microwave!