We started the process the week of Thanksgiving because I wasn't sure how long it would take for the fruit to dry. It's quite easy and I think would be enjoyable for any child...especially the spice sprinkling.
|An apple already drying out|
|Spices: Whole Cloves, Cinnamon, Nutmeg|
|I poked holes with a bamboo skewer first, then we put in the cloves|
I have seen these many places and they are usually out of my budget for soap. My daughter was gifted a $14 one from Anthropology and she loves it. After all the soap is gone, you can cut it open and use it for a little pouch to keep treasures.
We have a bag of wool roving scraps and this is what we used for covering the soap. I found a good bargain on an all-natural traditionally kettle made vegan soap with no preservatives or EDTA from Sappo Hill in Oregon for under $2 a bar. They are such cute and fresh smelling round disks. We picked almond and it seems like a good choice to mask any wet wool smell.
|Sappo Hill Almond Soap Disks|
|1st layer - Remember to rub gently!|
|Many layers later - One rainbow and one cool blue|
I hope you are having fun with all of your homemade gifts.