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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ivory Soap Experiment from Hands On: As We Grow

I am so excited to introduce you all today from Jamie from Hands On: As We Grow. Jamie has a super fun blog with great ideas to do with your kids and today she's sharing with is this super cool Ivory Soap Explosion Experiment that you don't want to miss. Take it away Jamie!

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I first saw this great Ivory Soap Experiment over at Housing a Forest [Be sure to check out that post because it includes a video of the entire experiment]. Henry may be in love with the microwave so this was sure to get his attention.
Here goes!
1. Put a bar of Ivory Soap in the microwave.
[I'm not sure if other kinds work or not]
2. 2 minutes on High Power
3. Watch.... Watch... Watch...
4. And about 20 seconds in, it'll start growing!
Our soap didn't explode nearly as much as it did at Housing the Forest,
but it was still nifty to see.
5. We then decided to stick the soap explosion under water.
The soap becomes very light and airy, so the water broke through and made holes right away.
[at one point, we stuck it back in the microwave to see what would happen now that its wet...... nothing.]
Henry may have enjoyed the water part more than the microwave part! He may have a little fascination with water, too. Or the kitchen sink!

I am Jamie from Hands On : As We Grow. I am the wife and mom to Henry and George. I'm just learning about parenting as I go. I'm not a teacher or educated in any way to be one.
Hands On : As We Grow focuses on me trying to be more hands on with my children. This currently involves my 3 year old son, Henry. We do activities and crafts daily and I try to introduce 4 new activities to Henry each week. I then recap to my readers in my activities and crafts posts! Be sure to pop over and introduce yourself - I'd love to meet you!
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How awesome is that experiment?! I'm definitely stocking up on Ivory Soap on my next shopping trip. I just know K will love it and ask to so it again, and again and AGAIN!

If you'd like to be featured on MDA make sure to read THIS POST to get started. And don't forget to stop on over to Jamie's blog and say hello! She's got lots of fresh ideas to inspire you.

Thanks again for sharing this great experiment, Jamie!


  1. Thank you so much for the opportunity to guest post here on MDA! SO EXCITING! Thank you so much Jenn!

  2. How fun is that! I honestly don't know anyone who still uses bar soap so this sounds like a good use!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this fun experiment. I have a recipe that uses the exploded soap to make fun bath paint. You can find it on my blog at www.housingaforest.com Hope you enjoy.

  4. I love it! I also have a recipe for fluffy bath tub paint that uses the exploded soap. So fun! www.housingaforest.com

  5. How FUN!!! My kids are going to love this.


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