About a week before Christmas our co-op group got together to have a cookie exchange and to make soap. To make the soap we sliced up a large block of soap and melted it in the microwave. When the soap was melted, we poured it into some small molds with cool designers on them. We put a couple drops of food coloring into the soap and mixed it up until it was the color we wanted it to be. Then, we sprayed it with rubbing alcohol so it would not have air bubbles in it when it hardened. We also made a pan full of plain soap with fragrance in it. It was a lot of fun making the soap, and it makes a great gift for the holidays.