Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still time to make a few last minute craft projects with the kids. This red, white, and blue summer bomb pop DIY soap is not only fun to make, but they make bath time so much better! All you need are a few supplies and you will be on your way to a bubbly, clean time!
- White Melt and Pour Soap Base
- Red Soap Colorant
- Blue Soap Colorant
- Popsicle Mold
- Craft Sticks
- Soap Fragrance or Essential Oil (optional)
- Glass Measuring Cup or Microwave Safe Bowl
- Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol
Begin by cutting 1/2 cup of soap into 1” pieces and placing in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 15-30 seconds, stir and then heat again until just melted. Add a few drops of your red colorant and stir to incorporate. Pour the red into the mold to fill it 1/3 of the way. Make sure to avoid getting the soap on the sides of the container or it will show up as streaks in the white layer.Let the red soap cool for about 30 minutes, then add your popsicle sticks. Next, cut up another 1/2 cup of soap and place it in a clean bowl. Microwave again to melt the soap. Spray the red layer with the rubbing alcohol, and then pour in the white soap until it reaches about 2/3 of the way up the mold. Let cool again.
For the final blue layer, repeat the above process of cutting and melting 1/2 cup of soap, this time add a few drops of blue colorant and stir to combine. Spray the white soap in the mold with the rubbing alcohol (this assures the soap layers stick to each other) and pour in the blue soap to the top of the mold.
Once the blue soap is hard, place the DIY soap pops in the freezer for a few hours. Then run the mold under warm water to help dislodge the soap. Once unfolded your soap is ready to take to the bath or place by your sink for a bubbly clean time.