Dinosaur Soap DIY

Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by ellen

Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

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Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

DIY Dinosaur Soap

Did you know you can make your own dino soaps? This is a fun crafts gift that any dinosaur fan will enjoy.

This is so much fun! You can make dino soap as a Christmas gift for children that love dinosaurs. Combine this craft with some fascinating dinosaur facts and you’ve got the perfect STEM project for your kids.

Making melted soap is very simple so you can have your child help you as long as you handle the hot melted soap liquid.

You may also like these easy animal crafts for kids.

Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

Fun and exciting way to make soap

This DIY dinosaur soap is a fun way to learn fascinating dinosaur facts while your child helps with the dinosaur soap making craft.

Turn it into a science project by discussing how the soap base begins as a solid and is turned into a liquid after heating. Then, it turns to a solid again as it cools.

Or, if your child loves dinos, have them learn fascinating dinosaur facts while they make the next batch.

  • There were more than 700 species of dinosaurs
  • Dinosaur fossils have been found on all 7 continents.
  • Some large dinosaurs lived as long as 300 years.

supplies to make melt and pour soap

What you need for dinosaur soaps

Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

You can use any type of dinosaur soap mold as long as the dinosaur soap fits inside the larger cavity for the bar soap. Make sure you look at the dimensions of the molds you choose.

I’ve linked to a dinosaur soap mold that should work for you. It has a t rex as well as a brontosaurus and triceratops. Each dino soap is about 3/4″ tall.

If your child wants to play with the small dinosaur soap, you can make a few extra for them. Then embed the others in the dino soap bars.

soap cut into cubes with supplies

Dinosaur soap making instructions

  • Cut the soap base into one-inch cubes.
  • Put 6 cubes in a measuring cup and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, then remove and stir well. If not completely melted, heat for an additional 15 seconds, and stir well.

a plastic measuring cup with melted soap cubes in it

  • Add the brown mica powder, and stir very well to make the color solid.

pouring soap into a green mold

  • Pour into the dinosaur soap mold, and allow soap to set for about 1 hour. Set the remaining melted soap base aside.
  • Once the dinosaur soap is set, remove it from the mold, then heat the base in the microwave again, and pour into the mold. Allow to sit for 1 hour, then unmold.
  • Add the rest of the soap base cubes to a clean measuring cup and heat for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Hea for additional 30-second increments, stirring between each heating session until the soap base is fully melted.

adding brown powder to white soap

  • Add coffee mica powder, then stir well, until the color is solid.

pouring liquid into a soap mold

  • Allow soap to cool slightly, then pour a small amount of the soap base into the bottom of the 4” square soap mold. 
  • Set a few dinosaurs into the bottom, then pour a little bit more soap.

adding brown dinosaurs to a soap mold

 

  • Allow soap to set slightly, then add more dinosaurs.
  • Reheat the soap base, then allow to cool slightly, and pour a little bit more in. 
  • Allow soap to set slightly, then add more dinosaurs.

brown dinosaur soaps sticking out of a soap mold

  • Reheat the soap base, then allow to cool slightly, and pour a little bit more in. 
  • Allow soap to set for 6 hours, then remove from the mold, and cut ⅛ into 1-inch bars.

cutting soap into bars

How many dinosaur soaps you can fit in each square mold will depend on the size you choose. Experiment until you like the way your dinosaur soap looks.

Can I reheat melted soap?

Yes, you can reheat the soap base, but it will get darker each time you heat it. So, if you are looking for a lighter color, don’t reheat.

Can I add essential oils to my dinosaur soap?

Yes, you can add essential oils to your dinosaur soap. You’ll want to add them after the mica powder, and before you pour the soap into the mold.

Start with about 10 drops of essential oil per pound of soap, and adjust from there to get the scent you want.

Can I use different color mica in soap making?

Yes, you can use any color mica you want in your dinosaur soap. You’ll want to add it after the soap base is melted, and before you pour it into the mold.

Why not try green apple for a t rex when you make your soaps?

bars of soap on a cutting board

How long does it take for melt and pour soap to harden?

It takes about 1 hour for melt and pour soap to harden. If you want to speed up the process, you can put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Can I add exfoliants to my dinosaur soap?

Yes, you can add exfoliants to your soaps. You’ll want to add them after the soap base is melted, and before you pour it into the mold.

Start with about 1 tablespoon of exfoliant per pound of soap, and adjust from there to get the consistency you want.

Some good exfoliants to use in melt and pour soaps are:

  • Organic sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground coffee
  • Oats

How do you store melt and pour soap?

Melt and pour soap can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature. If your soap is going to be stored for more than a few months, it’s a good idea to put it in the fridge.

close up of dinosaur soap

Ways to gift dino soap

If you are looking for a unique gift, this dinosaur soap is perfect. You can package it in several ways.

With brown kraft paper and some green raffia, this makes a great rustic gift.

Package it as part of an awesome gift basket with a dinosaur toy, a book, or other game your toddler or child would enjoy.

This dino soap would be an awesome shower gift for an expectant mom with a dinosaur baby outfit, bib, or blanket.

For a fun and educational gift package with

  • Dino book
  • Matching dinosaur game
  • Dinosaur excavation kit (for older kids)
  • Cuddly dinosaur stuffed animal (for younger kids)

More soap crafts to make

If you enjoyed dinosaur soap making, you might want to check out a few of these:

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Dinosaur Soap DIY

Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

Do you want a fun, dinosaur gift for your child? Learn how to make DIY dinosaur soap for your kids or as a gift.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Difficulty moderate

Materials

  • 1 ½ lbs goat’s milk melt and pour soap base
  • 4” square soap mold
  • Dinosaur soap mold
  • ¼ tsp brown mica powder
  • ⅛ tsp coffee mica powder
  • Microwave safe measuring cup with a spout
  • Wooden craft sticks for stirring
  • Sharp knife or soap cutter

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

  1. Cut the soap base into one-inch cubes.
  2. Put 6 cubes in a measuring cup and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, then remove and stir well. If not completely melted, heat for an additional 15 seconds, and stir well.
  3. Add the brown mica powder, and stir very well to make the color solid.
  4. Pour into the dinosaur soap mold, and allow soap to set for about 1 hour. Set the remaining melted soap base aside.
  5. Once the dinosaur soap is set, remove it from the mold, then heat the base in the microwave again, and pour into the mold. Allow to sit for 1 hour, then unmold.
  6. Add the rest of the soap base cubes to a clean measuring cup and heat for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Hea for additional 30-second increments, stirring between each heating session until the soap base is fully melted.
  7. Add coffee mica powder, then stir well, until the color is solid.
  8. Allow soap to cool slightly, then pour a small amount of the soap base into the bottom of the 4” square soap mold. 
  9. Set a few dinosaurs into the bottom, then pour a little bit more soap.
  10. Allow soap to set slightly, then add more dinosaurs.
  11. Reheat the soap base, then allow to cool slightly, and pour a little bit more in. 
  12. Allow soap to set slightly, then add more dinosaurs.
  13. Reheat the soap base, then allow to cool slightly, and pour a little bit more in. 
  14. Allow soap to set for 6 hours, then remove from the mold, and cut ⅛ into 1-inch bars.

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