Let’s face it, taking a bath is the most disliked chore for many kids. So, handmade soaps, specially the ones made by them, can be a great reason for them to bathe! Besides having a great time while making these soaps, kids would definitely want to rush into the shower to try out their self-made masterpieces, don’t you think! Also homemade soaps have natural ingredients and are way better for the skin than the ones that are sold in the market.
To serve this very purpose, here are several easy soap making recipes for kids that are fun not only the kids but their parents too!
1. Take a transparent/glycerin soap and cut it into small pieces.
2. Now, transfer these pieces into a bowl.
3. Melt the soap pieces either in a microwave oven or by using a gas stove. You can also grate the soap into flakes and melt the flakes.
4. Optional: Add required quantity of fragrance to the melt.
5. Optional: You can add a few drops of desired liquid food color to the melt.
6. Take a hand blender and mix the ingredients to get a clear liquid. You can also mix the ingredients using your hand by simultaneously adding water to the mixture, until it gets the form somewhat like playdough.
7. Pour the mixture into soap molds. If you have made the mixture into dough, then rub a few drops of vegetable oil on your hands and shape the soap dough, in the desired shape and size.
8. Let the soap stand overnight and then remove it from the molds. Your soap is ready to be used!
Cucumber and Aloe Soap
- Take soap flakes and put them in a bowl. You can even grate a soap bar to make the soap flakes at home.
- Now slice the loofah into thin round pieces.
- Now add the soap flakes, sliced loofah, aloe vera gel, colorant and cucumber oil into a bowl.
- Mix them well into a microwave-friendly bowl using a blender or beater.
- Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and place it in the microwave for a minute.
- Now, stir any remnants of the undissolved soap pieces.
- Pour the mixture into a soap-making mold of the desired shape!
- Make sure to let the soap dry for 2 to 3 days before taking it out of the mold!
Oatmeal Melt and Pour Soap
- Melt 8 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base and 8 oz. of white/transparent soap base.
- Now, combine the two melted bases and add colorant, if you want to.
- Add fragrance to the mixture and stir it properly
- Grind ½ oz. of oatmeal and add it to the mixture.
- Remember that the oatmeal should remain suspended in the mixture and should not sink. If it is sinking, it indicates that the mixture is not thick enough. If so, stir it further so that the mixture is thickened or just let it cool for some time.
- Once the oatmeal particles are suspended in the mixture, pour the mixture into molds.
- You should wait for 2 – 3 hours for the soap to dry, or it is advisable to wait overnight for the soap to pop out of the mold easily.
Pumpkin Fragrance Soap
- Cut the glycerin soap into small chunks and place them in a microwave-friendly bowl.
- Keep the bowl in a microwave until the chunks melt.
- Now, remove it from the microwave and add clove, pumpkin fragrance oil, ground cinnamon, and liquid food color.
- Stir well and pour this mixture into soap molds.
- Place these molds in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes, take this mold out of the freezer and pop the soap out of the molds.
- You can decorate them by using different things like pumpkin seeds, cinnamon sticks, etc., and wrap them in plastic wraps.
- You can start using the soap when it is dry.
Milk & Honey Soap
- Take chopped pieces of milk soap and melt them for about 30 seconds in a microwave.
- Once it completely melts, pour raw honey in it and blend it well.
- Now, add finely-crushed oatmeal, your favorite fragrance, and colorants.
- All you need to do is to pour the mixture into soap molds.
- Allow this to dry so that it can easily pop out.
- Once the soap portions are dried, take them out of the soap molds and let them air dry.
Kids Can Help
Your kids will need your supervision while making soaps. However, they can help you out in some activities. Please keep your kids away from chemicals or lye, if you are using one in your soap-making process.
Aren’t these soaps really so easy to make? You can play with different fragrances, colors, and essential oils to make different kinds of soaps. Molds of different shapes are available in the market. Let your kids use their creativity to make different-shaped soaps. I am sure your kids will enjoy these soap-making recipes, and will enjoy their bath as well!