These homemade soap crayons are easy to make (just 4 ingredients) and can make bath time both fun and educational!
Homemade Soap Crayons Recipe: DIY LEGO Bathtub Crayons
Where do your kiddos come down on bath time? Yay or nay? Regardless of whether they love or loathe water, this homemade soap crayons recipe is sure to make bath time even better!
If your kiddos aren’t fans of bath time, these homemade soap crayons will offer them a fun distraction. Plus, these homemade soap crayons can be educational. They can allow kids to:
- Learn colors, shapes, letters, numbers, and even words (which you can write on the bathtub walls).
- Develop their fine motor skills.
- Use their imagination.
- Express their creativity.
Yep, these homemade soap crayons offer fun and learning opportunities all in one!
Don’t worry, this homemade crayons recipe for toddlers is easy and inexpensive to make. You’ll need just four ingredients and about 15 minutes (not counting the time it takes the homemade soap crayons to harden) to pull this recipe off. Plus, these homemade soap crayons can act as a secret weapon to help your kiddos get in the right mindset for bed. Yep, just add some relaxation promoting essential oils, like lavender or chamomile, to this homemade crayons recipe for toddlers.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with these homemade soap crayons. You can make them in any shape, color, or scent you prefer… so go a little crazy! 🙂
By the way, if you need a kid-friendly gift idea or even party favors, turn to this homemade crayons recipe for toddlers! Seriously, kids will love these homemade soap crayons and parents will appreciate that they’re sugar free and don’t make a bunch of noise.
If you’re looking for other ways to enhance bath time, be sure to check out these fun recipes for “fish in a bag” soap and DIY kids surprise homemade bath bombs!
1. Cut soap base into pieces that are approximately 1 inch x 1 inch.
Note: Cutting the base into smaller pieces helps ensure that melting is even. The number of pieces needed depends on the size and number of molds being used.
2. Place soap base pieces in a heat safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until fully melted.
3. Add essential oil and mix.
Tip: Not sure what essential oil to use? Remember, lavender is a great option for these homemade soap crayons as it promotes relaxation.
4. If planning to make multiple colors of homemade soap crayons, divide mixture into the appropriate number of bowls.
Tip: If soap mixture begins to harden before it can be separated and/or colored, simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to re-melt it.
5. Add mica colorant to each bowl and stir.
Tip: The more mica powder added to this homemade crayons recipes for toddlers the more intense the colors will be.
6. Pour colored mixture into molds and gently stir to remove any air bubbles.
7. Let homemade soap crayons harden for 3 to 4 hours and then remove from molds.
8. Store homemade soap crayons in an airtight container until ready to use to prevent “glycerin dew” and discoloration.
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