Soap Making For Kids: Garden Soap On A Rope

This recipe for Garden Soap on a Rope was found in Family Fun Magazine.   Check the site for other recipes for soap making for kids.

It’s summer time, which means outside play!   And that also means lots of dirty little hands!!   Spend an afternoon with your kids & create this Garden Soap On A Rope, and hang it on the outside hose faucet so they can scrub up before they come inside.


2 ft. section of any rope (or braid your own with raffia or string!)

2/3 cup grated bar soap

2/3 cup cornmeal

2Tbsp warm water

2Tbsp baby oil


Tie the ends of your rope together to form a loop.

In a mixing bowl, combine the grated soap & cornmeal.   Add the water & baby oil, and using your hands, squish & mix the ingredients until it forms a stiff dough.   If your mixture is too dry, add more water, a teaspoon at a time.   Mixing & measuring are the perfect jobs for kids!

Squeeze & shape the dough around the knot of your rope loop.   Pack it firmly into a ball shape.   Allow to dry completely, about 2 weeks, before hanging it from an outside hose faucet.

Fun, cheap, & useful.   Now that’s a project I like!

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