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Make Your Own Soap

ages 3-6


Glycerin soap, molds (preferably silicone), small plastic toys to drop in as decoration, food coloring (optional), rubbing alcohol

Activity Detail

Making your own soap is a fun activity with the kids and can also make for great gifts. Note: It's a good idea to rub any toys you put into the soap with rubbing alcohol beforehand. Melt glycerin soap (found at any craft store) in a microwave safe bowl. Put a few drops of food coloring into the melted glycerin, if you want to make colored soap. Pour the glycerin into molds -- the silicone cupcake molds are a great choice. Drop in any small toys, like little plastic dinosaurs or dolls. Let cool, and then take the soap out. Your child now has an extra-special reason to enjoy bath time!


maia_starling said:

Making the soaps was lots of fun and made great gifts for Grandma, etc. The kids loved choosing the colors and the small toys.

- Posted on Jun 14, 2007

Jennifer said:

You can also add a scent to the soap, such as peppermint, lavendar, etc... Dried fruits, and/or flowers are also fun to add.

- Posted on Jun 24, 2007

tlafontaine2 said:

This is a great activity especially when you're teaching your child to wash his/her own hands. Having their own home-made soap on hand is a great incentive to help them wash up.

- Posted on Jun 28, 2007

amyfauss said:

What a nice idea for holiday gifts or teacher appreciation gifts. This would also be a fun thing to do with your playgroup.

- Posted on Jul 19, 2007

jennifersweckard said:

A great idea to help toddlers learn to wash their hands!

- Posted on Aug 20, 2007

ashleyoneill said:

This activity is great for birthday parties or birthday party favors.

- Posted on Mar 11, 2008


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