We are going out West to the Promised Land and we need a gift for the grandmas and aunts so that after we visit them and lay waste to their homes they will still like us.
We decided to make soap.
Perhaps I will rephrase that....the soap is already made.
At the craft store you can buy trays of soap like this:
So no, we did not make the soap ourselves (that would be a REALLY great craft!) but we did dress it up, something mermaids are very good at.
First we melted it in the microwave.
Then we scented it.
We used rose for some batches, vanilla-pomegranate for others.
This is how the molds look when they are filled and you happen to be laying on the ground.
After about 40 minutes the soap was cool and hard and we could push them out of the molds.
Next is packaging.
and gossamer bags.
And now our gifts are ready to be packed.
I think the grandmas and aunts will love these....and in the meantime they will give our suitcases a lovely smell.