making soap for kids
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by @according2kelly on November 7, 2013

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

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so dust off your sewing machine, & head on over to skip to my lou for some fabulous sewing projects. rev up your mixers, & visit a southern fairytale for lots of edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes you definitely don’t want to miss.

today, our featured blogger is the always amazing, super talented, awe-inspiring kim of today’s creative blog.

making soap for kids

Welcome to the BAKE CRAFT SEW holiday tradition! I’m back for my 3 year from Today’s Creative Blog!

Let’s just get something straight! I only do easy crafts, crafts you can easily duplicate at home fairly quickly. I like instant gratification which is why I would never make a good quilter. I have several inspiring DIY Holiday Gifts with free printable tags and Magical Reindeer Food when you need it!

Today I’m showing you how I make soap for kids. I used to make soap all the time and when I say soap, I mean the easy melt in the microwave glycerin soap. There are so many options with this craft that is doesn’t have to be kid themed, but today it is. And the best part? It’s SIMPLE! Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Let’s get to it, shall we?

How to Make Soap for Kids

 

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

First, gather your supplies. I found my basic supplies at my local craft store.

  • soap mold
  • brick of glycerin soap
  • plastic animals
  • food coloring (optional)
  • scented essential oils (optional)
  • vegetable oil (to LIGHTLY grease the mold)

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Cut your brick of soap into small pieces and melt in the microwave. Yes, you could also do it in a double boiler if you’d like.

Keep an eye on it and check often. I would check it in the microwave about every 30 seconds, give it stir and repeat until it’s all melted. Stir gently…….the more vigorous, the more bubbles.

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

While it’s in the microwave, lightly grease your mold. LIGHTLY unless you like greasy soap.

Once it’s melted, this is when you want to add your dye or scents. I used food coloring, only a drop……so it’s not going to stain anything. I’m sure they have special dyes if you’re concerned. I find my scents from Whole Foods, but I usually don’t include scents in children’s soaps. They really could care less.

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Fill the molds half way with melted soap, then place your animal (Keep in mind the bottom will be the top of the soap…..I should have totally turned the kitty the other direction), then pour the rest of soap into the mold, filling it to the top.

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

That’s it! Now you have to wait a couple of hours. Too many bubbles, but I plan on telling kids it’s either the animal has gas or it’s air bubbles like scuba diving. It’s all in how you present it, right?

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

Once it’s cooled completely, just flip it over and push them out.

I’ve adding some cute printable soap wraps you can find on Today’s Creative Blog. These will make a great gift! Just wrap in plastic wrap and drop in the stockings!

Making soap for kids | TodaysCreativeBlog.net

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3 comments
Stacia
Stacia

This is really fun and a helpful tutorial. Thank you!

vivaciousb4
vivaciousb4

Hi, just wondering approx how long in the microwave does it take for the glycerin to melt? It says check every 30 min...did you mean seconds? Thanks in advance, this looks like a great idea and I want to try it.

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