Friday, 12 February 2010 06:56

Valentine's Day Craft: Homemade Soap

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Valentine's Day SoapSoap making is easy and relatively inexpensive. This is a fun craft for kids and when you are done, the finished soap bars can be given out as lovely gifts.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 (2lb) package of white glycerin soap
  • 1-2 soap molds. In this craft we used a Victoran style mold and a heart shaped mold.
  • Pink and blue soap coloring found in the craft stores
  • Soap scent (to your taste) – Vanilla was used in this recipe, also found in craft stores.
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • 1 measuring cup
  • Ribbon & paper for packaging
Valentine's Day Soap - Step 1

*This recipe yields 12 regular sized soap bars.

Step 1:

Cut your white glycerin soap bar into 4 equal parts. Take each part and further cut into 1-inch cubes. Place ½ of the cubes in 1 small mixing bowl and the other half in the other mixing bowl.

Step 2:

Heat your soap cubes in the first bowl in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Continue to heat at 10-second intervals until all of the soap has melted.

Valentine's Day Soap - Step 4
Step 3:

Once the soap cubes have melted, add your favorite fragrance and red soap coloring. Mix the melted soap, coloring and fragrance.

Step 4:

Pour the mixture into the measuring cup and then into your molds. Let cool for 1 hour.

Valentine's Day Soap - Step 5Step 5:

Apply gentle pressure to release your soap from the mold.

Valentine's Day Soap - Step 6Step 6:

Wrap the soap in tissue paper, wrapping paper or other decorative paper (found in the scrapbook section of craft stores) and tie with ribbon.

Valentine's Day Soap - Step 7Step 7:

Repeat all the above steps with the remaining ½ soap cubes but this time add a little blue to the mixture to make purple. Try alternating your colors too – be creative!

Last modified on Friday, 12 February 2010 08:15
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