Snowball soap is a quick easy craft to do for or with children. (I’ve also given snowball soaps to adult friends who seemed to like it.) Start with bars of soap, one bar for each snowball you’d like to make.
Use a cheese grater to shred the bars. I like Ivory because it’s less dense than most soaps and grates so easily. (This part should be done by an adult or a careful older child.) Looks like cheese, doesn’t it?
Add water, a little at a time, and stir it around with your hands until your soap foams a little and is easy to form into balls. You can make plain snowball soap if you like, but if you want to add a little extra fun (or encourage the kids to wash their hands more often), you may want to add a little prize. Little balls work well, of course, but I like to hide little toy animals or dinosaurs inside. I found these at Tractor Supply. They were a little more expensive than what I might have found elsewhere, but the models were so well made I couldn’t resist.
Form the shape of a ball with your sudsy, shredded soap, starting with your little prize if you want to add one. Then set them out on a rack to dry, which may take a day or so.
If giving them as a gift, once they’re dry you can wrap them in plastic wrap and tie them with a pretty ribbon. This is an easy, inexpensive gift for kids to make for friends, classmates and relatives – and since it’s soap it’s a really easy craft to clean up after.