Sunday, April 15, 2012

More Three Ghost Friends Foam Fun! (Say that 3 times fast!)

My daughter was at school and missed out on making Clean Ghosts Foam after reading Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Opposites. I wanted to give her an opportunity to observe exploding Ivory soap in the microwave. This time I had plans of tying in my other e-book, Three Ghost Friends: Learn About Colors.

What You Will Need:
1. 2 bars of Ivory Soap
2. Paper Towels
3. Microwave
4. Mixing containers and spoons
5. Blender
6. Water
7. Measuring cup
8. Ziploc Baggies
9. Scissors
10. Sharpie marker
11. Whit plastic container lid
12. Bath Time!

My two oldest children unwrapped the Ivory Soap from its wrapper and placed it on a paper towel.
In the previous activity we tried drawing a ghost face on the soap with a Sharpie marker which was not very easy.  This time we drew a ghost face on a plastic lid and cut it out.  We wet the soap slightly with our fingers, stuck the face on the soap, and let it dry for a minute. 
After two minutes in the microwave our soap bar turned into this foam!  I cheated a little though -- our ghost face was buried in the foam so I just stuck another one in the center to make our ghost friend.
We gathered up all the foam soap and stuffed it in the blender.
I added about 1 1/2 cups of water to the foam and blended until smooth. 
The soap and water mixture should be pourable.  We separated the soap into three containers.  We added 5 drops of red food coloring to the mixture in this container.
We added 5 drops of blue food coloring in another container and 5 drops of yellow food coloring to the last container.  These are the primary colors that the Three Ghost Friends change to after eating their fruit in the book.
My kids stirred until our Three Ghost Friends Foam was ready.
We put the soap foam into Ziploc baggies and cut off one corner of the baggie with scissors to make a small hole for squirting it in the bathtub.
Bath time was so crazy that I forget to make the Three Ghost Friends on the side of the tub.  However, it would have have been easily done by squeezing the soap from the baggie in the shape of the ghost.  In case you were wondering -- this does not turn your child's skin colors!  My kids had a blast washing their bodies with the colored Ivory soap.

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