About a month or so I made some really fun kids soap from fabulous supplies from Consumer Crafts, This craft was not only a lot of fun, but it was so simple that my 7 year old daughter could do most of it all by herself! So today I am really excited to show you this really fun DIY spider soap perfect for kids of all ages and perfect for Halloween!
Supplies needed to make your own DIY spider soap:
- Clear Glycerin Soap Base
- Fragrance (I used Berry Orange Vanilla)
- Plastic Spiders (like these ones found here)
- Soap Mold (I used this one here)
- Microwave Safe Dish
First you will cut your glycerin soap base into smaller chunks and place it in a microwave safe dish. Half of a soap base bar will make between 4-6 bars of soap depending on the size of the mold. Microwave the soap for 30 second intervals until it is fully melted, stirring in between.
Once the soap is melted, add a few drops of fragrance if desired. Keep in mind that the fragrance may change the color of the soap a little bit. The glycerin base is perfectly clear, but the Berry Orange Vanilla fragrance made the soap a slightly yellow color. Which, actually made the soap more spooky and was perfect for Halloween soap! So I didn’t mind at all. But you might want to test this out before you add your fragrance into the entire batch. You can add soap coloring to this mixture at this time if you like too!
Your spiders may rise to the top (which is really the bottom of the soap). You may leave the soap like this or you can use a toothpick to push the spiders back down. I let the soap begin to set just a little bit and then I pushed them down (to the top of the soap) and they stayed fairly well!
You can set your DIY spider soap on the counter or in your fridge. I always have a little bit of trouble getting my soap out of the mold, so I then placed my soap in the freezer for about 10 minutes and they popped out a lot easier!
And aren’t they just so cute!? I love how these turned out! Our DIY spider Halloween soap is just the most fun soap to have out during this time of the year! And perfect to put out at a Halloween party too!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.