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Children can make Fancy Bath Soaps and other Bath Products

free kids craft to make bath salts and bath soapsYour child can use this craft idea to make fancy bath soaps.  They can make soaps for their own use, to give as gifts, or even as an activity at a birthday party.

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Beauty Bath Salts

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Fancy Soap Sculptures

Materials List

glycerin soap
mold

Instructions

  1. Cut a bar of soap into pieces about 2 inches or 5 cm.   
  2. Put the soap in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds.  The soap should turn into a liquid.
  3. Pour the liquid soap into the mold.  Let cool for about half a minute (30 seconds) and remove the soap from the mold.

Hints:

  • If you aren't sure what soap to buy, look for the Neutrogena bar soap.
  • Make sure you have an adult help with this project.
  • Candy or playdough molds work great for making fancy bath soaps.  Just be sure to label them so they won't be used to make candy again!

 

Beauty Bath Saltschildrens craft to make soap and bath products

Make your own fancy bath salts for gifts.

Material List

Epsom Salts
Course Salt
Large Jar with lid
Food Coloring
Essential Oil
Small piece of fabric

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1 cup of Course Salt. 
  • Stir in 2-3 drops of food coloring.
  • Stir in 5-6 drops of essential oil.
  • Pour the finished bath salt into the jar and put on a lid.
  • Put a square of fabric over the lid and secure with an elastic.

How to Use

Use 1/3 to 1/2 cups of your bath salts in your next bath.

Hints:

  • Empty peanut butter jars are the right size for the bath salts.
  • Make a fancy label to put on the front of the jar.
  • Make different colors and layer them to create a look like sand art (but only use one oil for all colors).

Ideas from a visitor

"I have done this activity with my students for years. We also add in glycerin and cologne. We put ours in baby food jars and wrap with tulle and ribbon for Mother's Day."

 

 

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