Pin Us!
Follow Me on Pinterest
Pin It

The Pintester Takes on Ivory Soap Clouds

What is more adorable than a little kid having good, clean fun? (You’ll groan at the “clean fun” thing in 3, 2, 1…)

Image from Our Best Bites

Even though it’s less cute when a grown-ass woman spends the better part of the afternoon microwaving bars of soap, it’s still fun. And so I armed myself with said soap and threw that crap in the microwave.


Except when I went to pull it off the wax paper, there was still a core of un-clouded soap in the middle.

So I sort of ended up with a labia-shaped soap cloud.

I decided to microwave the other piece too, and ended up with two clouds. Because anything a cute little kid can do, I can do better.

I was fully willing to sacrifice my bar of soap for this test, having only thought that you make the soap cloud, admire it, pose with it, and then discard it. But no, no people. You can remake your cloud soap into soap bars all over again! It’s the ciiiiiircle of liiiiiife.

You just add a little water and squish those suckers into cookie cutters, then pop them out and let them dry for a few days.

If I’d had a penis-shaped cookie cutter, you know I would have used it for this. (Alright, fine. If I had a penis-shaped cookie cutter, I would only ever use that cookie cutter for anything cookie cutter related, ever.)

In conclusion, soap is fun. But it’s still not that cute for a 30-something lady with no kids to play with it.

To see more of Pintester’s tests (most of which are also CraftFails), check out her blog at

17 Responses to The Pintester Takes on Ivory Soap Clouds

  1. Ariel says:

    I made these today for my 11 month old who is teething horribly!! He loved them and it really seemed to help him with his pain!! My daughter (2) wasnt too fond of them, my guess is because they are a little bland, but perfect for my little guy!! I will definitely be making them again!! Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. Ariel says:

    Oops. Ha ha have the wrong blog up!

  3. p-- says:

    you can also use that there soap cloud to make homemade laundry detergent. ta-daa!

  4. Kaylah says:

    Lol @ Ariel… I was like WHAT? You fed your teething baby soap?!?! lol

  5. Heather says:

    Lol Ariel, I was like, “Why the heck is she letting her kids chew on soap?” Glad to see this soap trick worked, because it looks fun!

  6. Sharra says:

    Kuddos!! You found a recipe for near perfect success! One ingredient, one step.
    As a fellow pinfailer, i am applauding you. I,too, managed to succeed at this one. I had TWO directions, though. To cut it in quarters before nuking it.
    Yay for simple success!!

  7. JessA says:

    LOL Ariel! I read that twice thinking, she fed soap to her baby????

  8. And it’s Ariel for the win! Best accidental comment ever.

  9. Angele says:

    How long do the clouds hold up… do they ‘deflate’ at all or do they stay in solid shape?

  10. pintester says:

    Angele, I think it would hold up indefinitely. It’s actually dry and crusty, and not foamy at all.

  11. Aurelas says:

    HAHAHA I don’t know what’s funnier, the actual post or the mistaken post by Ariel about letting her baby teeth on these. I nearly died laughing for both!

  12. Dakotah says:

    How exactly do you do it? How long do you microwave the soap… and do you leave the wrapper on???

  13. Jolanda van Tuijl says:

    I think you are the best and funnyist mommy on the planet! You allways make me laugh! I have just become an grandma!! I ‘ m going to do all these crsy thins for him too. XXXJo.

  14. Englishbose says:

    This made me laugh; a lot! Thank you.

  15. Pingback: Ivory Soap Clouds | Pintester

  16. Katherine says:

    At the risk of making you super jealous…I DO have a penis shaped cookie cutter mold! And even better (as if it could be possible) – it’s 3-D! I totally made my best friend a penis and testicles key ring – and she totally used it. ALL THE TIME. It hung off her purse with all her keys on it. haha It’s the simple pleasures in life, right?! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Popular Articles from the SheKnows Network: