I stumbled upon this great craft to do with kids. I am always on the lookout for something new and crafty that a young child can do with some success and minimal intervention from me. SO this morning we sat down to do this:
(You can find links with directions all over the web - as well as amazing examples from folks who do this for a living... I think we'll just keep it in the family, but we will definitely be making more in the very near future. If you do not have a barrel of felt lying around you can buy kits here: http://www.naturalpod.com/blog/?p=673)
We bought some beautiful locally made soaps (goat's milk and pomegranate) at the Roblin General Store, chopped them in half and set about wrapping them up with the piles of felt I do have actually lying around... about an hour later we had these beautiful little gifts for Mo's loves and he was having a blast with the bowl full of water and the bamboo mat - which became a marvelous bridge for his vehicles, and just tippy enough for them to fall in and need rescuing. So by the end, we were clean, the cars were clean and together we made something beautiful. At least I think they are.