(re)capturing the fun & wonder

Making soap

Maggie went to a birthday party recently at a soap making shop (how cool is that?!). I’m almost afraid to admit that I was even more excited about the place and project than she was (not surprising given the sort of mom that I am…). What cracks me up is that she gave ME all her soap (in a lovely hand-decorated bag) because she knows how much I treasure my uninterrupted bath time, and she thinks I’m nuts for it. Who’d want to spend that much time in the tub without glow-sticks?

Each of her creations has a different scent, and a couple even have toys inside (yay!).

If you happen to live in Silicon Valley, you really ought to pay Opal’z in Palo Alto a visit, they even have classes to make lotions and customized make-up.

With a teeny bit of web surfing, I found this easy step-by-step tutorial to make your own soaps at home, and can’t wait to give it a whirl m’self. I’ve already spied all the ingredients I needs at my local Michael’s :-)