This is a darling and easy gift idea that your kids will have so much fun making. We were inspired to make our own soaps from this post on Our Best Bites.
The idea is so simple: All you need is a bar of Ivory soap and your choice of a cookie cutter--and you can make your own soap shapes!
First we put our bar of soap in a microwave-safe plate and microwaved for two minutes. The soap expanded to three times its size, which my niece thought was awesome!
Then we added the soap to a food processor and added just a tad of warm water (about 1/4 cup). Then we added our food coloring.