Making soap balls is great way to use up some of those leftover soap bits that we all seem to have laying around. This idea isn't new by any means but it is a fun project and with a little imagination you can create your own unique version. I like cutting mine in half so you can see the pattern inside and because I find them more 'user friendly' that way.
Using a cheese grater, shred up your soap bits. If the soap has been around awhile, you may want to add a very small amount of water, essential oil or superfatting oil to moisten the mix slightly.
Get creative....mix and match your colours. Try making soaps that are the colours of river rocks or speckled eggs.
Kids might appreciate a soap that looks like a jaw breaker with multiple layers of bright colours that show up when being used.
Divide the grated soap into oversized loosely squeezed balls. Remember that the final ball will have been squeezed considerably and then cut in half so be generous.
With one hand on top of the soap and one underneath, gently squeeze the ball and rotate. Repeat this until the ball is fairly firm and then roll on the counter while applying gentle but steady pressure.
Once the balls reach their desired firmness, carefully cut them in half. You may need to fix up the edges a little.
Allow them to cure for a week or two so that more of the moisture evaporates and the balls harden.