What do you get when you combine National Craft Month AND St. Patrick’s Day – a week full of rainbow themed DIY projects! We kicked things off with Coloring Book Shrinky Dink Jewelry and followed that up with Easy Stitched Storage. Today, we are getting squeaky clean with Rainbow Soap Pops.
Soap is seriously easy to make. No really, I promise. If you have a microwave and access to a craft store, you too can whip up a batch of these layered popsicles that no dirty kid can refuse.
- Popsicle mold
- Craft sticks
- Rubbing alcohol
- Soap dye
- Glycerin soap
- Spray bottle
- Microwave safe bowl
In small batches, melt the cubes of soap in the microwave following the manufacturers instructions. Add colorant. Pour a layer into the popsicle molds, and allow to cool and harden. Repeat this for each section of the rainbow. Before you pour each new section, spritz the previous one with alcohol to eliminate excess bubbles and to make sure the layers adhere to each other. Insert the sticks beginning at about the yellow level.
Once the entire rainbow has been poured, pop the soap into the freezer for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes, quickly dunk the mold into a pot of boiling water to remove soapsicles. The end! See, I told you that was easy. These babies are so cute, it is going to break your heart to use them and more importantly, good luck keeping the kids from trying to lick one.
Remember all week long, we are celebrating the rainbow. On Friday, I’ll show you how I really celebrate with my Treetopia Colorburst Rainbow Wreath.
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