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    I would like to know this also. I tried it and it did not turn out. It was
    about the same recipe. They are so expensive, but alot of fun that I can
    remember from being a child.
    Cindy in AL


    I'm not sure who I got this recipe from, but am thinking it might've been from
    someone in this group... I made these and from what I can remember, followed
    the instructions (except didn't put into the ice cube trays, just kind of shaped
    into squares)... only thing I can think is maybe the 'dough' wasn't thick
    enough... but how could I make it 'thicker' - any ideas? It seemed really
    sticky -- kind of like a cookie dough...
    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have about 5 bars of soap shredded
    and would really like to make these for nieces and nephews for Christmas!!
    Thanks so much for any ideas/suggestions/etc...
    (I hope this isn't too off-topic -- am very sorry if it is... feel free to
    e-mail me off list jfredrick@morcomm.net)
    God Bless...
    -Jamieson
    Bathtub Crayons
    Use at bath time to color your tub or yourself!
    1 cup of grated Ivory soap
    (boxed flakes are no longer available)
    6-10 drops of food coloring
    1/4 cup of warm water

    ice cube tray
    In a bowl, combine the soap, water and food coloring. Stir together until
    the mixture begins to thicken. Remove and knead on a protected surface until
    the mixture resembles a thick dough. Press pieces into the ice cube trays.
    Place in the freezer for 15 mins.
    Pop out of the trays and harden overnight.
    Variations:
    We also used fun soap molds and cookie cutters to make animals, flowers,
    shapes, etc.
    Combine crayons with a fun shaped sponge and a rubber duck for a toddler gift!

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    you may not have cooked it long enough ..

    Ivory is a "wetter" soap .. after grating let sit for a while not in plastic
    .. so it can somewhat dry out before adding the water

    its too bad the flakes aren't availiable as you could roll out and "flour"
    the pin ..

    My suggestion: take a bar of soap take off the wrapper stick it on the
    counter somewhere to dry out may take more than a day ...fine grate it .. use it
    as
    "flour" as needed

    if you need more vibrant colour use the food colouring that is a powder or
    paste (cake decorating) reg food colouring will probably only make the soap a
    pastel ..

    RIA

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    I'm not sure who I got this recipe from, but am thinking it might've been from
    someone in this group... I made these and from what I can remember, followed
    the instructions (except didn't put into the ice cube trays, just kind of shaped
    into squares)... only thing I can think is maybe the 'dough' wasn't thick
    enough... but how could I make it 'thicker' - any ideas? It seemed really
    sticky -- kind of like a cookie dough...
    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have about 5 bars of soap shredded
    and would really like to make these for nieces and nephews for Christmas!!
    Thanks so much for any ideas/suggestions/etc...

 

 

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