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Monday, July 26, 2010

House Party, Kleenex Hand Towels, and Soap Making

If you haven't heard about House Party, you are so missing out. Their Web Site http://houseparty.com/
Manufactures have realized that the home parties by the various multi-level companies is a great a to Marketing tool.  That being said.  You will not be asked to buy anything at a party or asked to sign up and join anything.   This is Manufactures promoting a new product.  You have to sign up for every party and fill out a questionair. Then they will contact you via email to let you know if you a finalist.  Be quick on the draw at this stage.  If you get this email you will need to to reply quickly.  There are only a certain number of parties.  Here are some up coming parties:   Spartan Sagas Tailgate House Party  Sponsored by Michigan State University September 18, 2010  My Thai Kitchen® House Party Sponsored by Simply Asia Foods September 25, 2010  Beyblade Let It Rip House Party Sponsored by Hasbro  September 25th, 2010  Sabra "Share The World" House Party  Sponsored by Sabra  November 13, 2010

This weekend I got to host a Kleenex Hand Towels House Party. They sent me full size products to give out, an artist portfolio with kid art supplies watercolors, markers, and crayons. And a $10 dollar Visa Card. I opted to make soap for my craft for the party. And while the soap was setting we played lego rock band.  The menu consisted of jello jigglers, oreo pudding, cookies and gold fish. (all boxed made stuff).  Below is the recipe for the soap craft.   The Kleenex Hand Towels  work great. They are soft and very absorbent.  Below is the Soap recipe they gave me and some picture of the soap we made.

Letting kids make their own soap to use during bath time isone way to give them ownership over their hygiene habits.  Using soap flakes, mix about 11⁄2 cups of flakes with 3⁄4 cup water.  This will be the base of your soap bar. Add food coloring of your choice and mix until the soap reaches a color you’re happy with.  When correctly mixed, the soap should resemble play dough.  When it reaches this stage you can shape it.  Allow the kids to hand-shape the soap, making small bricks and using cookie cutters to create shapes, or allow them to press the soap into candy molds with fun shapes such as cars, animals, snowmen etc. Use vegetable oil on your hands and pan spray on molds to keep the soap from sticking.
A  couple of hints.  They no longer make Ivory soap flakes.  I had to buy Ivory and make my own by using a cheese grater.  There are soap flakes out there, supposedly  Hispanic stores may carry.  It takes about a 1/2 hr for soap to set and come out of the molds.  You will want to them to set again for a day before using or packaging. 
Below are some of the soap creations from the party. 

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