Some time ago, we played with soap – Ivory Soap. We cooked it in the microwave and got a soap cloud that provided hours of fun for the kids and for mom as well.
Since then, I got into soap making. I started with a simple Cold Process soap and moved onto Liquid Castile Soap. But as fun as these soap making methods are, handling lye is required. I wanted the kids to get involved as well without running any risks. So, first I used some of the previously made CP soap for rebatchig so the kids can make colored soap cupcakes.
Then I bought this melt and pour glycerin soap base and this is what this post is about. The melt and pour bases are easy to cut into cubes and melt in the microwave. After adding fragrances and other good stuff, the melted soap can be easily poured into any mold and enjoyed as soon as it cools.
It is a great crafty activity that children can participate in. Moreover hand washing is not an obligation anymore… it’s a pleasure.
|Ingredients for Fun Kids Soap:
|Soap Making Equipment:
Prepare the soap additions and the mold. Spray them with alcohol
Cut the melt and pour soap base into small cubes
Add them in the Pyrex Measuring Cup and place in the microwave
Cook them for about two minutes on medium heat but check on the soap every 30 seconds
Add the fragrance oils and small ingredients to the melted soap base and gently stir the soap to avoid bubbles.
|Gently pour the melted soap base over the objects in the soap mold
Soap bubbles are unavoidable. The gentler the handling the less soap bubbles will form.
When you finish pouring, spray the soaps with bubbles or skin at the top with alcohol. The alcohol will make the bubbles pop and any soap skin to settle in.
|In about an hour or so, depending on the room temperature, the soaps will be ready to be taken out of the mold. If the soaps are still soft and the kids impatient, place the tray in the fridge for an extra half an hour. By then the soaps will easily come out of the molds.|
|Ready! These soaps will be highly appreciated by the kids. After a few uses, the Lego figure’s feet became exposed which made it possible to stand the soap on the sink without getting soggy!
What else can be done with the soap bases: