With all of the illnesses going around my kids' schools these days, I thought this would be a fun and easy way to encourage my kids to wash their hands! These creations would be a sweet gift for Valentine's Day, too! ~ C
The traditional way of making soap has you melting glycerin or handling lye, none of which are kid-friendly tasks. In our craft, we transform ordinary white soap into fun and colorful designs. Even young kids can have fun with this craft, as long as they know not to eat the soap mixture. Older kids can get creative experimenting with different colors, shapes and designs.
- white bar or scraps of soap
- vegetable grater
- food coloring
- warm water
- plastic spoon or craft stick
- cookie cutters
Work the mixture with your fingers to shape it or use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shape for your bar of soap (note: coat the cutters with cooking spray to prevent the soap mixture from sticking). They will pop out of the cutters more easily after they have dried some or stick the mold into the freezer for about 10 minutes before removing from the mold.
These are fun for kids to make and give as gifts or shape them into crayons to use in the bathtub!