Looking for some good, clean fun?  (Yuk, yuk, yuk!) Whether you’re recycling the slivered ends of used-up bars or you start with a fresh bar, your kids will love this ultimate budget bath toy.  Instructables user vigothecarpathian came up with the ingenious idea of using Play-doh molds to make soap action figures!  Even if you don’t have any action figure molds, you can use any Play-doh mold that you do happen to have on hand.  If you’re in an ambitious mood, you could also use plaster of paris and an action figure to cast your own mold.  Bathtime will never be boring again!  [how to make action figures from soap]

Project estimate:

  • Soap, on hand or $1
  • Crayons, on hand
  • Play-doh mold, on hand
  • Stove, on hand
  • Double boiler, on hand
  • Cheese grater, on hand

Total:  Free and up