Step 1: Pour some soap flakes in a medium-size bowl. Gradually stir in water until the mixture reaches a stiff, doughlike consistency.
Step 2: Add a few drops of food coloring to the mixture to make colored soaps. If you want to make scented soaps, add a few drops of scented oil to the mixture.
Step 3: Cover your work surface with waxed paper. Place the dough on the waxed paper, and sculpt it into shapes such as shells, butterflies, or hearts.
Step 4: Let your soaps dry overnight. Place them in a gift box and give them to your friends or family members.