I love adorable soaps as gifts for friends big and small! This simple confetti soap is sweet and fun and so easy to put together. I love useful gifts – EEEEEVERYBODY washes their hands, right? It’s a worthwhile activity to encourage, so let’s do it!
Glycerine is easy to source and melts easily, so it doesn’t need to be very hot. You could do this with a child who is old enough to follow directions while you work together.
Choosing what to add to your homemade soap is the most fun part.
To make your own, you’ll need:
- Glycerine Soap
- Tissue Paper
- Microwaveable Container
To get started, you’ll break bits off of the block of glycerine soap. The fact that it comes in a block makes it seem like you’d need tools to break it, but once you remove the plastic wrap you can break it pretty easily with your hands. Drop chunks of soap into a microwaveable container.
Choose the colors of tissue paper you’d like to include. Warm colors, cool colors, rainbow colors, holiday colors, sports team colors, school colors… you name it.
Cut tiny squares. When cutting, keep in mind that these bits will likely go down a sink’s drain. The smaller the better!
Microwave the soap for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 30 seconds if required. The total time will vary based on quantity, but you don’t want to overheat it because it will bubble.
Pour a bit into your mold.
Drop your tiny confetti into the mold, then add another layer of soap. Stir it a bit with a toothpick or a skewer if you want to rearrange your confetti.
Allow it to cool for 20-60 minutes depending on the size of your soap, and pop it out of the mold.
For gift-giving, wrap in cello bags and tie it up!
This post has been modified from the original post on Crafts Unleashed. Some of the supplies were provided by Crafts Unleashed.