One of the books Austyn purchased this week for his Birthday was a Science Experiment book. It is full of fun activities. One was a Soap Monster. We placed a bar of soap (Actually we did two bars). Turn the microwave on high for 2 minutes and quickly you see the bar blow up into this big blob of mess that gets all over the plate and the microwave. We were to let it cool for a minute or two and shape it into a monster. The kids just liked seeing the effect the microwave had on it and they ended up into other activities and left the blobs. Well, they hardened and when you try and shape them they just crumble into tiny flakes. Zoe put the flakes into bags so we can do something with them later. Maybe we can make more soap with them or maybe we can experiment with soap. Not sure yet. We have two Zip Lock bags full though. One thing to note is that if you have scented soap and want to try this, it will smell up the house. I was starting to get a headache from the smell. We used Ivory. It worked well.