Sunday, 8 January 2012

Handmade Soaps: Craft Ideas for Children

Making handmade soaps with children is easy and a lot of fun and is a perfect afternoon activity for those cold January days when you'd rather stay at home. They also make wonderful gifts from the kids for auntie's or grandma's upcoming birthday. The best part is to see your kids proud little faces when they see what they have accomplished.

What you need

100% Pure glycerin soap (you can find this in any well-sorted craft store)
Molds (we used some silicone cupcake forms and glasses)
Ingredients, you can use whatever you like. In our sample we have used lavendar, pine needles from our Christmas Tree, pressed flowers (leftovers from the last summer) & pomegranate seeds to add some rich colour.

How it works

Cut the glycerin soap into small blocks and place them into a glass. Melt the soap by placing the glass in either a hot bath on the stove or in the microwave for a couple minutes.
The soap is now liquid and can be slowly poured into the molds. Layer ingredients and soap until your soap has reached its perfect size.
Let it dry.
The soaps can be easily removed from the silicone molds once dry or can be tapped out with the help of a knife out of the glass.

Enjoy your handmade soaps!

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