The boys have been looking forward to the annual home school group Christmas Craft Sale for a while now. Last year was the first year that they participated, and it was a highlight of the season. They have been planning, pricing, designing, and crafting their little hearts out. Today, we made a family project out of making soap. The lye in it is a little too dangerous to use around little people, but they love helping out before and after that step. I think that making your own soap is one of those crazy ``Ì wish I was born 100 years ago`` things that I like to do. It likely ends up costing more than just running to the store to pick up a bar of Ivory, but I do love it, and the end product is much nicer than store-bought. Oh well, Jim tends to humour me and the kids do to. Not to mention that it is a great seller at the craft sale!
This is candy cane soap scented with peppermint essential oil, and tomorrow we are going to make oatmeal, almond and honey soap. Yum!