My kiddos are a bit more crafty than I am. They always want to make homemade stuff, like this fun DIY Dinosaur Soap.
We recently decided that it would be fun to try making soap together as a family. Typical soap making involves chemicals (lye) and safety equipment. So, I researched a little more and found the fabulous Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base, and I was surprised by how easy soap making was using this material.
I decided I couldn’t hold my kids back from their urges to want to do some DIY projects they can actually use.
DIY Dinosaur Soap
Did you even know that kids could make soap!?!? It really can be truly easy! And it’s not too messy, that’s one of my pet peeves about crafts is the MESS. Luckily this one doesn’t wreak havoc on my house, and it’s adorable.
If you are looking for another cute craft for your kids, check out our Paper Butterfly Silhouette Craft.
This DIY Dinosaur Soap is so easy and so much fun to make with your kiddos. You can make different shapes and colors of soaps according to your liking! Let your creativity flow and make soap of different designs! These soaps are great for own use, but they are also perfect as gifts for your kids’ friends. 🙂
- 3 (about a ⅕ pound) cubes Shea Butter Melt & Pour Soap Base
- 2 drops Kiwi (green) soap coloring
- Dinosaur candy/soap mold
- Pyrex measuring cup
- Wooden stir stick
- Melt the soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds. If not fully melted, heat in 10-second intervals until fully melted.
- Stir in soap colorant.
- Pour into mold.
- Let set for 1-2 hours then remove from mold.
Whether you have kids or not, dinosaur soap making sounds like a blast and renders a rad result. But best of all, hand washing is much more fun when it can be done using soap you’ve created yourself!
Are you ready to go make some DIY soap with kids now? What do you think your first shape and colors will be? What I love about this craft is that each of my kids can make something they enjoy and want! No fights, just fun!