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At only 11-years-old a metro girl's science project turned business has brought in enough money to cover her first year of college tuition. At only 11-years-old a metro girl's science project turned business has brought in enough money to cover her first year of college tuition.
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At only 11-years-old a metro girl's science project turned business, has brought in enough money to cover her first year of college tuition.  You may have seen her products at local festivals like H and 8th or Heard on Hurd.

The third grade science project was meant to teach Bella Corrente about measuring, but what it did was inspire this 11-year-old to create her own business. Her soaps and lotions are now shipped around the world. 

For now, Bella’s soap making workshop is inside her mom's kitchen.

It started with a school project that turned it into a hobby. Bella shared the lip balms and sugar scrubs with a friend and her mom.

“She was calling my mom nonstop saying I need more of this, I need more of this and so I just decided to make a business out of it,” said Bella Corrente.

“I made her pretend business cards and a cute little logo. Something that she could when we visited family she could say I make soap I have my own business. And that all I ever thought it was going to be,” said Bella’s mother Tawnya Corrente.

And Bella makes sure her customers know "The Little Bubble" is her business, not her mom's.

“People will be like are you mommy's little helper? And I’m like my mom is really my helper,” she said.

“She lets them know that it's definitely her business that I am her helper,” said her mom.

Two years later, business for Bella is booming. Shipping soaps like Barbie Girl, Gummy Bears, and Unicorn Farts-- yes Unicorn Farts, around the world. That scent is obviously her favorite.

“I think of silly names, my dad is like the king of silly names. He actually came up with making it unicorn and then me and my mom making it unicorn farts,” said Bella.

Don't be fooled by Bella's sweet smile, her mom says she can be a tough boss.

“I've been fired numerous times. I've been fired rehired,” her mom said.

But this little business gives “Momma Bubble” a big gift, time she gets to spend with her daughter.

Besides using her profit for college tuition, she also donates half of her earnings to the Oklahoma Humane Society.

If you're interested in checking out Bella's products you can shop for them on her Etsy page.

You can also check her out at the next "Heard on Hurd" on August 15th.

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