Animal Egg Soaps
Getting kids to wash their hands is not always the easiest thing in the world, I can attest to this with my youngest son. It’s been a struggle with him over the years finding different ways to make washing hands fun; spending money on different kid soaps at the store, buying different scented soap with crazy scents like watermelon and strawberry, but with each new try it ultimately wouldn’t last. Even now at ten years old he still has to be reminded. What is it with little boys and not washing their hands? But, I finally found a way to get this kid to the sink and happy to wash up with a homemade soap none-the-less! It’s cool, really cool! With a couple items from the craft store you and your kids can make this together and create some custom, fun, and really awesome kids’ soaps.
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Clear melt and pour soap
- Soap colourant
- Small plastic animals
- Egg carton
- Masking tape
Start by prepping the eggs to use them as soap molds. Tape up any holes on the top and bottom of the eggs.
In one half of the egg, tape a plastic animal into the egg so it’s secure and standing upright. Then place the egg halves into the egg carton as a way to hold the eggs while you pour the soap into them.
Put some of the melt and pour soap into a glass measuring cup with a spout to make it easy to pour when it’s melted. Melt it in the microwave until it turns to liquid. It should only take a minute or two.
Add a few drops of soap colour to the melted soap and give it a stir until it’s mixed well.
Pour the soap into the egg half with the plastic animal and leave until hardened.
When the first egg half is set, pour some more melted soap into the second egg half.
Take the harden egg half with the plastic animal and turn it upside down snapping it onto the melted soap half. Leave until completely hardened.
Then, you can remove from the egg mold and find the plastic animal completely encapsulated into the soap.
Watch kids have fun washing their hands trying to get the soap smaller and smaller until they can get their little animal out. It’s kind of like, how many licks does it take to get to the centre of a tootsie roll pop? How many hand washes does it take to get to the centre of the animal egg soap??