DIY Soap for Kids

Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by ellen

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Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

I love making fun bath products for kids. Check out these cool bath salts for kids that love sharks. Or, why not make rainbow bath salts?

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

DIY Soap for Kids

Check out this solution! With DIY Soap For Kids you can learn how to easily make your own soaps using only 3 ingredients, then embed any toy inside or on top before gifting or selling them.

This is one of our favorite recipes because it’s super easy and fun for kids (or adults) of all ages!

If your child isn’t into sharks or fish, you can embed any small plastic toy. Keep in mind that these toys are smaller so they are not suitable for younger children that like to put things in their mouths.

If you prefer, you can use a toy dinosaur, plastic horse, ladybug, or any other miniature plastic toy. It’s helpful if this theme is something that your child is interested in.

ingredients and supplies to make homemade soap

What you need to make soap

This is what you need to make this DIY soap for kids.

pouring glycerin soap into molds

How to make DIY soap for kids

  • Cut your soap into 1-inch cubes, and place it into the measuring cup.
  • Heat on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir well. Heat in additional 30-second intervals, stirring between each heat session until soap is fully melted, and there are no clumps.
  • Add mica to a small dish and add just a little bit of rubbing alcohol to it. Stir until color is combined.
  • Add color to the soap base, stir until the color is solid.
  • Pour a small amount of soap into each mold cavity.
  • Place a shark into each mold cavity.
  • Fill the rest of each mold cavity with the soap base.
  • If you have bubbles, you may spray with rubbing alcohol.
  • Allow soap to set for about 2 hours.

embedding plastic toys into glycerin soap

Benefits of making your own soap for kids

Making your own soap for kids can be a fun and creative activity that is also educational. It helps children learn about the process of how to make their favorite cleaning product, as well as developing some basic skills such as measuring ingredients using cups or spoons.

Making soaps with your little ones at home might seem like an undertaking, but it’s actually very easy!

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

Tips and tricks on how to make the process easier

As many of you know, glycerin soap base is a popular choice for both professional and amateur soapers. In the process of making it easier to work with than other bases, there are some tips that can be helpful in achieving what we want from this DIY soap for kids:

  • Make sure your workspace is clean before starting to avoid getting pieces of dirt or dust in the final product.
  • Before adding fragrances, colorants (especially micas), essential oils, or herbs such as lavender into the mixture make sure they have been measured properly. These ingredients can significantly alter how the soap turns out.
  • Start out at a lower temperature if using fragrance oil or essential oil.

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

How to store glycerin soap

You will never have to worry about your soap getting wet again. A vented dish is the perfect solution for storing glycerin soaps in a bathroom. The moisture from steam and showers can affect it over time, making it go bad or harden up too much which makes them both unusable.

A common mistake that makes handmade soap dry out quickly is failing to take the time to wrap it in plastic. Wrapping soaps in regular plastic will protect them from oxygen and sunlight

If you want to store this DIY soap for kids for later use, keep them in an airtight container outside your bathroom.

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Try this easy DIY soap for kids! You’ll be surprised at how much fun you can have in the kitchen, and your little ones will love it too. 

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DIY Shark Soap for Kids

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

Kids love playing with toys and they also enjoy a good bath. Check out this easy DIY soap for kids and learn how to embed a toy in soap.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost 15

Materials

  • 1 lb clear glycerin soap base, cut into 1” x1” cubes
  • ⅛ tsp bright blue mica powder
  • Rectangle silicone mold
  • 6 rubber shark bath squirters
  • Microwave safe 4 cup measuring cup with a spout
  • Child safe essential oil like lavender
  • Wooden craft stick
  • Rubbing alcohol

Tools

  • microwave

Instructions

  1. Cut your soap into 1-inch cubes, and place it into the measuring cup.
  2. Heat on high for 30 seconds, remove and stir well. Heat in additional 30-second intervals, stirring between each heat session until soap is fully melted, and there are no clumps.
  3. Add mica to a small dish and add just a little bit of rubbing alcohol to it. Stir until color is combined.
  4. Add color to the soap base, stir until the color is solid.
  5. Pour a small amount of soap into each mold cavity.
  6. Place a shark into each mold cavity.
  7. Fill the rest of each mold cavity with the soap base.
  8. If you have bubbles, you may spray with rubbing alcohol.
  9. Allow soap to set for about 2 hours.

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