The following recipe is inedible. It
is great to use for demonstrating different qualities of animals or are just
fun as a gathering activity for programs. The ingredients listed in each recipe
are non-toxic but not to be eaten.
Decorative Window Soap
1 Bar of Ivory
1 Cup lukewarm water
Grate the Ivory soap into shavings
using a kitchen grater. Combine 1 cup of soap shavings with the 1 cup of
lukewarm water and mix with an electric mixer on low speed. Increase the speed
to medium high and beat for 3 to 5 minutes, until mixture is foamy and forms
stiff peaks. Divide mixture into smaller bowls and add a few drops of food
coloring to tint the soap.
Create colorful pictures on windows
by using paint brushes, fingers, or cut a new kitchen sponge into small pieces
for applying the soap mixture onto the window. However, protect the floor by
covering it with old newspaper and use making tape on the window casing to
protect it (this is easy to remove once the soap is dry).
To remove; scrape off the bulk of
the dried soap mixture first, then use a rag and window cleaner to clean up the
From Woodbury County Conservation
Theresa Kruid, Naturalist & Camp Director
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
4500 Sioux River Road, Sioux City,