Are you quarantining with kids? Do you know someone who is? We’re here to help! We’ve put together some activities and even some fun DIY soap kits to stave off boredom and keep you (and your kids) sane. We’ve also compiled a few other socially-distanced activities to occupy your mini-me while we’re all staying home. Check out these fun, educational ways to pass the time!
This colorful science project will not only occupy the kiddos, but it will encourage handwashing as well. It’s a win-win! And – who couldn’t use a little more soap these days? We’ve put together some 1 pound bags of soap shred and instructions on how to make your own bars of soap. Use cookie cutters to create extra-fun shapes! Each bag comes with a mix of colors that will give your bars a whimsical look. Every bag is unique – colors may vary. The combination of scents is a mild mix of fruity, floral, and fresh – it’s what we refer to as The Soap Shop Smell. Not only will it smell good, but little and big hands alike will love the moisturizing qualities of our soaps. You can find them under the Specials section on our Home Page
Click on the links below for both an indoor and an outdoor version. What was the coolest thing you found?
Make Your Own Bubbles
Bubbles can be an endless source of entertainment. I’ve witnessed 55-year-old men argue over the correct way to blow a bubble. Here is an easy recipe with some ideas for bubble wands at home.
2 cups Water
1/4 cup Liquid Dish Soap
1 TBSP Light Corn Syrup (if you have glycerin at home, you can sub in 1 TBSP of glycerin here)
Mix all ingredients together. Pro tip: Warm the water and corn syrup mixture slightly before adding in the dish soap. Stir well without making any bubbles/foam on top. Enjoy!
Need a bubble wand? We’ve got you covered. Let us know your favorites!
- Twist a pipe cleaner into a bubble wand shape
- Try experimenting with spatulas or other kitchen utensils with holes or slots
- Grab a straw!
- To try making monster bubbles, tie a yarn loop between two straws and completely submerge the yarn. We’ve been told a triangle-shape works the best. What makes the biggest bubbles for you?
- A metal coat hanger can make silly shapes
- Want really big bubbles? A small kid’s pool and a hula hoop will do just the thing!
Next, why not try some bubble art? Get watercolor paper and lay it outside (or inside on a tray). Add 5 drops of food coloring to your bubble solution (recipe above – a little solution goes a long way) dab a straw into the colored solution and blow bubbles onto the paper for a unique piece of soapy art! Don’t forget to share your final creation with us – we’d love to see them!
Annie Brace with Corso Graphics, a lovely (and very talented) gem here in Anchorage was kind enough to share one of her coloring pages with us – download it here =>ColoringPage! If you’re looking for an Alaskan fix even though your trip was canceled this year, check out her website – her art is sure to get you excited to reschedule your trip ASAP. And – don’t forget to tag her (@corsographics for Instagram and Corso Graphics on Facebook) in a picture of your artwork when you’re all done!
We’ve been working hard to include custom handmade cards into our gift orders and to send out cards to people who could use a smile. If you would like to request one for yourself or for a friend, let us know! We’d love to make you one. Speaking of gifts and cards, Mother’s Day will be here in just a few weeks, and we have some awesome new products and gift specials coming your way very soon. Stay tuned to find out what we’re putting in these beautiful, new gift boxes!
Stay safe and stay sane, Dreamers. Remember – we’re all in this together. And – don’t forget to wash those hands!