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Dinosaur Soap

Dinosaur Soap

My son is a paleontologist in training. Anything with fossils, bones, or dinosaurs just makes his day. He absolutely loved the idea of burying a dinosaur in soap--plus, I didn't have to convince him to take a bath for weeks!

How We Did It

Dinosaur Soap

First, empty the packet of gelatin into the bowl. Then, (this is an adult step) pour in the hot water and stir until the gelatin has dissolved.

Dinosaur Soap
Measure the bubble bath (or bath gel) and add to the bowl with the gelatin.
Dinosaur Soap

Next stir in about 20-30 drops of food coloring. My son loved squirting lots and lots of drops, so I let him do it in a separate container.

Dinosaur Soap

Then stir in salt.

Dinosaur Soap

Pour the mixture into the mold. We used an aluminum bread pan, but I wish that we had a glass dish--it would have been cooler to see the dinosaurs through the sides.

Dinosaur Soap

Then send your dinosaurs in for a swim! In order to cut the soap bars out later, you'll want to try to arrange the dinosaurs so they aren't too close.

Dinosaur Soap

Place your dinosaur-gelatin-soap in the fridge for about an hour (it will harden just like real Jell-O!). You can cut out your soap with a butter knife (or a cookie cutter if you want to get fancy.)

Dinosaur Soap

Try using tiny fairies, jewels, or other fun shapes next time!

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I found this link which seems similar enough for measurements http://craftbits.com/project/bath-jelly/

posted by: Aviva on 11.3.2013

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Thank you, Aviva! We used the measurements you found!

posted by: Megan on 2.21.2014

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How much bubble bath soap do you put in??

posted by: Aviva on 10.27.2013

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Actually what are the measurements for all the ingredients?

posted by: Aviva on 10.27.2013

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what are the measurement for the ingredients of this project?

posted by: Beth on 5.30.2013

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How much salt and soap??

posted by: Sarah on 2.26.2013

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