Before Christmas, when I heard the first big snowstorm of the season was upon us (we had 22" of snow the weekend before Christmas), I headed to Michaels and stocked up on block glycerin. (Thank you, 50% coupons!) Sadly, we didn't get a chance to do the soap then because we were busy with Christmas stuff anyway. (I have learned to not even mention such things until it's time to do such things.)
With four feet of snow on the ground, it kind of makes it hard to go anywhere or do anything, so while we were snowbound, I decided to mention the soap. It was a "go" from the start.
The kids each made some soap of their own. They picked their own scent, color and mold. And after they were finished making soap for themselves, we made heart-shaped soap* for their teachers for Valentines Day.
We made up a little poem to go with the soap: "For Valentines I really hope, you like this little heart-shaped soap." Joe wanted to put something in there about "Don't be a dirty girl ..." but I didn't think the teachers would appreciate the humor.
*The silicone mold is an ice cube tray from Ikea. We also made soap in the shape of puzzle pieces and they are a big hit with the boys. These molds are specifically used for crafts now.