Here’s a great project for any time of the year, for adults or kids. My mother-in-law has been making gorgeous soap for a while now and came across the idea of felting soap. Basically you are creating a washcloth around your bar of soap that will shrink around the bar until it is all used up. I showed everyone how to do it at Christmas and Meghan captured it all in beautiful photos, as is her way. You can get creative with fun colors and designs and I love that this craft is useful (not to mention kind of addictive once you do a few.)
Here’s what you need:
A bar of good quality soap – doesn’t matter what shape
Roving wool (this is where we found gorgeous colors for cheap)
A nylon sock
A washboard-like surface (we used bamboo place mats, but any finely ridged surface works)
Felting Needles (You don’t have to do this part, but I think it’s the most fun.)
My mom-in-law and I just did a little batch of Valentine soaps with hearts in red white and pink. Get inspired (or just cheat and buy some, we won’t tell) by these super cute designs on etsy. I love this bird one.