Homemade Soap Gifts for Kids

Whether you want to make something for kids you know or you want to help a child make a fun handmade gift for friends, these simple homemade soaps are sweet and fun and so easy to put together. The glycerine melts easily, so it doesn’t need to be very hot. You could do this with a child who is old enough to follow directions while you work together.

Homemade Soap Gifts for Kids Choosing what to add to your homemade soap is the most fun part.

To make my homemade soap, I used:

To get started, you’ll break bits off of the block of glycerine soap. The fact that it comes in a block makes it seem like you’d need tools to break it, but once you remove the plastic wrap you can break it pretty easily with your hands. Drop chunks of soap into a microwaveable container.

Choose the colors of tissue paper you’d like to include. Warm colors, cool colors, rainbow colors, holiday colors, sports team colors, school colors… you name it.

Cut tiny squares. When cutting, keep in mind that these bits will likely go down a sink’s drain. The smaller the better!

Microwave the soap for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds if required. The total time will vary based on quantity, but you don’t want to overheat it because it will bubble.

Pour a bit into your mold.

Drop your tiny confetti into the mold, then add another layer of soap. Stir it a bit with a toothpick if you want to rearrange your confetti.

Allow it to cool for 20-60 minutes depending on the size of your soap, and pop it out of the mold.

Homemade Soap Gifts for Kids For gift-giving, wrap in cello bags and tie with baker’s twine, ribbon or yarn.

And now your homemade soap is all set for gift giving!

Comments

  1. Where could I get this glycerin soap at?

  2. How much of the glycerin did you use for each mold? I am using these for a craft project at a children’s hospital.

    • Hi Lara!

      With 32 oz of soap in a 2 lb block, you can decide how much to pour into each mold. A regular-size silicone cupcake liner will hold just over 3 oz if you fill it all the way, (that’d make 11 or so) but I think even halfway would be great for a soap which would give you more like 22. That’s true for most molds. It’s a flexible sort of activity. Good luck!

  3. This is such a wonderful idea. I love the look of the confetti in the soap.

  4. Wow,sounds e-z. Thanks for the idea and the tute, will be making these as stocking stuffers for my 7 grandkids.

  5. This is SO CUTE! Thanks for the inspiration~

  6. Adorable!!

  7. Cute idea! Thanks!

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