One of my favorite things to craft with is melt and pour soap. It is so easy to transform the soap base into pretty much anything you can imagine from popsicle shaped soap on a stick, to shaped soap cut with a cookie cutter, to bars with embedded flower petals. Today I will share how to create these colorful layered DIY Easter egg soap perfect for your guests to use all spring long.
- White Melt an Pour Soap Base
- Soap Colorants
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Glass Measuring Cup
- Hot Glue Gun
- Spray Bottle with Rubbing Alcohol
- Place to prop up eggs as they cool ( I used a silicone soap mold)
Begin by using the hot glue gun to seal up the holes in the Easter eggs. You want to just add a dab of glue to the outside of the egg.
Next, arrange the bottom half of the Easter eggs in your container with the open side up. Cut your soap into 1″ cubes, place in your glass measuring cup or bowl, and microwave until just melted (about 30 seconds). Pour some of the melted soap into another bowl and add your colorant. Mix to combine. Let the melted soap cool slightly until it starts to form a film on the top and then mix and pour the white soap into the Easter egg half about 3/4 of the way full.
Then pour in the colored soap until the soap just reaches the top. Let the soap cool for an hour.
When the soap has cooled, repeat the process with the top of the eggs. When the top is full of melted soap, spritz it with the rubbing alcohol and then invert the cooled soap in the bottom half of the egg onto the top half and press the egg closed. Depending on how full you filled the top of the egg, some soap may spill out the sides. Now set aside and let cool completely (about 2-3 hours).
Once cooled, gently pop out the soap from the plastic Easter egg mold and you are ready to wash away!
I love how the soap turned out marbled and layered and with just the right amount of color. These colorful layered soap DIY Easter eggs are going to look mighty pretty in my bathroom for the next few months! Check out this faux concrete Easter egg DIY for another fun craft idea!
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Kara is the owner and designer of Kailo Chic. She loves all things bright, colorful, and patterned. Kara also loves interior design, DIY projects, designing new accessories, gardening, and cooking. A Kailo Chic Life features all of these passions.