|God's Child, Peter Andrew|
A few weeks ago we celebrated Pete's first baptism birthday, and we're still enjoying the soap we made as part of our festivities that day! Luther suggested we remember our baptism when washing our face, and so we are! Ok, we didn't really make soap. We just sort of re-made bar soap, giving it new life as liquid soap. In a way, I guess that makes this project even more appropriate for a baptism birthday, a day to recall our rebirth in Christ.
I first saw this idea on Pintrest, and couldn't wait to try it. Click here to see one of the posts I pinned. To make soap, all you need is a bar of soap (!), glycerin, and water! We made nearly a gallon of liquid soap from one bar of Ivory. For a baptism birthday I probably should have trotted up to Publix for some Dove (get it, Holy Spirit, Dove...yeah, I know, you're shaking your head), but we had Ivory on hand and it worked just fine!
The children did enjoy playing with the soap shreds.
After touching, smelling, and knowing Peter, probably tasting, the soap, Pete tossed it into a big pot of warm water.
The pot sat all afternoon until it was completely cool, looked like milk, and moved like egg whites.
The hardest part was filling all of the soap dispensers in the house! What a clean mess!
We filled all five soap dispensers and still have this applesauce jar ready for refills! I do not recommend refilling the foaming pumps, however the results were splendid when used in a traditional dispenser.
I love these kind of thrifty fun projects, especially when they are full of meaning and good conversations. When you wash dirty hands and faces be sure to remind those little souls that they are washed clean of their sin. By the waters of baptism we are washed clean, forgiven, rescued from sin, death, and the devil, given eternal salvation, and made God's children!
He saved us by the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. This is a trustworthy saying. Titus 3:5-8