Homemade Bath Soap Crayons
With these Homemade Bath Soap Crayons, kids can let their creativity run from the table to the tub! These crayons are fun to use and a cinch to make. You'll love seeing mini-murals appear, and easily erase, in your tub for months to come.
The soap base for the homemade bath soap crayon recipe calls for "glycerin melt-and-pour" soap. You can find this product at numerous online stores at low bulk prices. What's great is that you can customize the kind of soap you choose, ranging from goat's milk glycerin to shea butter organic glycerin. This assures that kids with sensitive skin need not worry about a reaction.
These little soaps make for great gifts. While we used a heart-shaped mold for our example, you can find a wide variety of mold options in craft stores. Larger and thicker molds are best for smaller children so they can keep their grip while coloring. Wrap up a set in a clear plastic bag, and you've got a great birthday gift in seconds. Just be sure to store the crayons in a cool place, as high heat will re-melt them.
While the bath soap crayons are washable, it's important that you test them out on your tub before using them. Some tubs are more likely to stain than others (like plastic bathtubs) and grouted areas will retain the coloring for longer than non-grouted areas. To abate staining issues, you can tinker with the amount of food coloring you add to the recipe. More coloring equals deeper and darker colors and less coloring is the opposite.
One batch of these soaps lasts for weeks and will keep children grinning for bath times to come. Let us know what your kids create with these soaps in the comments below.
- Test your homemade bath soap crayons on your bathtub and other surfaces before letting your kids go wild with them to make sure that the color does not stain. Plastic bathtubs have a tendency to stain more so than other surfaces.
- Avoid grouted areas with your bath soap crayons.