Soap making is easy and relatively inexpensive. This is a fun craft for kids and when you are done, the finished soap bars can be given out as lovely gifts.
What you’ll need:
- 1 (2lb) package of white glycerin soap
- 1-2 soap molds. In this craft we used a Victoran style mold and a heart shaped mold.
- Pink and blue soap coloring found in the craft stores
- Soap scent (to your taste) – Vanilla was used in this recipe, also found in craft stores.
- 2 small mixing bowls
- 1 measuring cup
- Ribbon & paper for packaging
*This recipe yields 12 regular sized soap bars.
Cut your white glycerin soap bar into 4 equal parts. Take each part and further cut into 1-inch cubes. Place ½ of the cubes in 1 small mixing bowl and the other half in the other mixing bowl.
Heat your soap cubes in the first bowl in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Continue to heat at 10-second intervals until all of the soap has melted.
Once the soap cubes have melted, add your favorite fragrance and red soap coloring. Mix the melted soap, coloring and fragrance.
Pour the mixture into the measuring cup and then into your molds. Let cool for 1 hour.
Apply gentle pressure to release your soap from the mold.
Wrap the soap in tissue paper, wrapping paper or other decorative paper (found in the scrapbook section of craft stores) and tie with ribbon.
Repeat all the above steps with the remaining ½ soap cubes but this time add a little blue to the mixture to make purple. Try alternating your colors too – be creative!