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  • Heather Slighter

    Ivory Soap Explosion- super fun science experiment for kids :-) only works with Ivory, though

  • Carly Young

    Ivory soap and a microwave this site has fun stuff for the kidlets

  • Colleen Gallinger

    With just a small square of "Ivory Bar Soap" you can create an "Ivory Soap Explosion!" Great sensory experience.

  • Danielle Hudson-Durkin

    Ivory Soap Explosion by toysinthedryer: Unbelievable! http://tinyurl.com/18r Use food coloring to dye the soap first? Tip: Get a craft dedicated microwave!

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Pinner said - Place a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave for two minutes to make a soap cloud. We then turned it into bathtub paint. The kids loved it! (I was probably just as entertained.)

Gak/slime/flubber... a recipe for making the fun, stretchy, slimy stuff. Note: Contains Borax.

  • Sally Parsons

    In Australia, like many other countries, Borax is classified as a poison - does anyone know of an alternative for its use in recipes such as this?

  • Kaleen Kizziar

    Didn't work. Just made clumps

  • Kelly Gregg

    Use liquid starch if you don't have borax. Also, make sure you add the 1/2 c water in with the bottle of glue. If you don't it comes out rubbery and breaks apart.

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  • Vienna

    "Science Bob" was my elementary school science teacher nearly 2 decades ago! I saw him on Jimmy Kimmel recently and was stunned that he hasn't changed a bit. He's a nice, cool, smart guy.

  • Megan Mills

    That is so stupid.

  • Melissa McClanahan

    Always a critic in every crowd.... This looks best for younger kids

  • Melissa

    Wow. I was expecting a better ending to this experiment.

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Ivory soap - You may recall that Ivory soap floats in water. The reason for that is that unlike other soap, it has a a bunch of air whipped into it. This is important because when you microwave it, all those tiny air bubbles expand and make your soap look like this

  • Clay & Cloth

    I just love this kids face.

  • Gloria Harris

    yep. it also smells so strongly that it gave me a headache.

  • Pam McKenna

    I think I'll try this, but will try a smaller piece first.

  • Matthew Villani

    For me the Ivory smelled pretty mild, especially compared to other soaps I tried like Irish Spring, Coast, and Dial (although Dial made an Ivory-like soap cloud)

So simple and so fun... - The Meta Picture CAN"T WAIT TO HAVE GRAND KIDS THIS OLD!!!

Microwave ivory soap

This is what happens when you microwave a bar of Ivory soap! Then you can tear it up, color it, and mold it into shapes! It's not wet and messy, either! Fun for kids!

  • Black Dragon

    I tried this once and the soap just melted into a brown goo.