Homemade Easter Chicks Soap Giveaway

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Pretty Pink Easter Chick Peeps Handmade Soap DIY

With spring already here and Easter right around the corner I decided to gift one lucky winner with the three Homemade Easter Chick Peeps Soaps I created for my latest DIY Easter craft project! One person will win all three of my handmade Peeps inspired soaps.

Homemade Easter Peeps Soaps - DIY Soapmaking Tutorial and Easter Basket Gift Idea

The orange chick soap is scented with lemongrass mint, the pink chick soap is scented with pink berry mimosa, and the yellow chick soap is scented with a Be Delicious Blossom type fragrance oil.

For a chance to win all three of these handmade soaps simply pin this Easter project to your DIY or Easter inspired board on Pinterest! Then tell me where to find your pin by entering via Rafflecopter below. USA residents can enter for a chance to win through April 7th, 2014. Also be sure to follow my new DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats board on Pinterest for more great ideas of things you can craft for Easter.

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DIY Easter Peeps Soap Tutorial

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Homemade Easter Peeps Soaps - DIY Soapmaking Tutorial and Easter Basket Gift Idea

Easter is late again this year, but that gives you plenty of time to make these darling homemade Easter inspired Peeps soaps! Even last minute these cute, pastel colored and scented Peeps soaps can be made in a very short amount of time on a free afternoon. Plus they are super easy to craft and look absolutely darling in Easter baskets! Make one Peep soap at a time or easily increase this Peeps soap recipe for the amount of Easter Peeps soaps desired.

Easter Peeps Inspired Silicone Mold

The Peeps soap mold I used was not an “official” Peeps mold. I saw a yellow silicone mold that made twelve “Peeps” on an end cap at Target last week and snatched it up. It was just under $10, unfortunately I was careless and tossed the packaging before grabbing the company name. If you have a different mold, no worries. I’ll tell you how to adjust your recipe! I did see that Michael’s sells an official Peeps mold, but it’s much smaller and includes both chicks and bunnies. Alternately, Wilton makes a bunny silicone mold.

DIY Homemade Easter Peeps Soapmaking Tutorial

DIY Easter Peeps Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.65 oz. natural (detergent free) white melt & pour glycerin soap base
1 ml fragrance oil
2-3 drops liquid melt & pour soap colorant

For the eyes:
.25 oz. natural (detergent free) clear melt & pour glycerin soap base
1-2 drops black melt & pour soap colorant

Instructions:

This Easter Peeps soap recipe makes one chick shaped Peep soap so you can individually customize each Peep a different scent and color. To make multiple Peeps that are all the same color and fragrance simply multiply the recipe by the number of Peeps you want to make up to the number of cavities in your mold. (You don’t need to multiply the soap for the eyes.)

I made my Peeps soaps in different colors and fragrances for a fun mix. The orange chick is scented with lemongrass mint, the pink chick is scented with pink berry mimosa, and the yellow chicks are scented with a Be Delicious Blossom type fragrance oil.

Start by weighing out the amount of melt and pour soap base needed for the number of Peeps you are making with a digital kitchen scale, then cut into chunks and melt in the microwave. Add the fragrance oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette to measure out the correct amount. Add 2-3 drops of colorant to suit and stir well, than pour into the mold cavity. Allow to cool and harden completely – do not freeze – then carefully turn out of the silicone mold.

Once you’ve made all of the chicks desired you can make the eyes. If you can’t find a liquid black colorant, you can mix red, blue and yellow liquid soap colorants together to make brown. Alternately, you can use a touch of activated charcoal or Australian midnight black clay to color the clear soap base.

Melt a small chunk of the clear soap base in the microwave, then add the colorant and mix well. Allow to cool slightly – but not too much or the eyes won’t stick correctly! – then using the tip of a dull pencil dip the pencil into the soap then dot onto one side of the chick. Blow to harden the soap, then repeat on the opposite side for the second eye. Repeat with all of the chicks you made.

Easy Homemade DIY Easter Peeps Soaps - Soapmaking Tutorial for an Easy Easter Basket Gift Idea

Now simply package your Peeps soaps as desired and they are ready for gifting in friends’ and family’s Easter baskets! If you are making these to sell, keep in mind that Peeps is a registered trademark and you cannot use it in your descriptions! However, if you are making these as gifts or giving them away you can call them whatever you like!

Pretty Pink Easter Chick Peeps Handmade Soap DIY

If you are using a different Peeps soap mold than I am, then here’s how to determine amounts needed for each Peep. Melt about 3 oz. of soap base in the microwave then pour into one cavity of the mold until full. Allow to harden completely then remove from the mold. Weigh the Peep on a digital scale. This is the amount of soap you need in ounces. For smaller Peeps, you’ll use one to two drops of colorant. For larger Peeps use two to three drops of colorant. For the amount of fragrance needed take the weight of the Peep and multiply it by .02 or 2%. Google “how many ml in an ounce” then plug in the amount you got by multiplying the soap base by .02 into the US oz. spot to convert to ml. This is how many ml of fragrance you can use maximum. (For my recipe you can use up to 1 1/2 ml but I chose to use less fragrance as I didn’t want my Peeps overwhelmingly scented.) For essential oils, use half the amount or  1/2 – 1% of the soap base weight.

For more homemade Easter basket gift ideas follow my DIY Homemade Easter Crafts and Treats board on Pinterest. You can also find more homemade soap recipes by visiting and following my DIY Bath and Body board.


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DIY Homemade Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe for Spring

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DIY Homemade Bamboo Scented Soap Recipe for Spring - Doesn't it remind you of Easter eggs in grass or wild flowers?

While our local weather has been taunting me with spring – the high is in the 60s today – we’re expecting snow once again along with some accumulation tomorrow. However, that does not mean I won’t keep wishing for spring to hurry up already! If it’s still cold where you’re at as well, take some time to bring a bit of spring indoors with this brightly colored homemade soap recipe!

Featured in March’s issue of eHandmade Magazine, this bamboo scented soap is made from combining both cold process soap and a glycerin soap base. The pastel shapes remind me of Easter eggs or flowers among green grass and are made from melt and pour soap – a quick and easy way to add embeds to your cold process soap recipes.  It’s then scented with a fragrance oil blend of bamboo essence and green tea making a wonderful and fun all purpose soap for spring or even as homemade Easter basket gifts.

Easter Eggs Hiding in Grass - DIY Homemade Spring Soap Recipe (Scented with a bamboo fragrance oil!)

To get this recipe, you can download the PDF version of Wholesale Supplies Plus’ March 2014 eHandmade Magazine here. You’ll find this homemade soap recipe on page 23 along with lots of other spring and Easter themed bath and body product ideas. And just in case you missed it, also be sure to check out last month’s recipe for my handmade deodorizing cedarwood & baking soda soap recipe also featured in eHandmade Magazine.

Handmade Easter Gift Idea - DIY Homemade Spring Soap Recipe

For a limited time, you can buy this handmade soap while supplies last from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. And for more great homemade soap recipes as well as other DIY bath, body and beauty recipes I encourage you to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest. You can also follow my new DIY Homemade Easter Crafts & Treats Board on Pinterest for more great homemade Easter basket gift ideas and projects.


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Easter Morning DIY

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DIY Ideas for Easter Morning
Start off your Easter morning with delicious (1.) Jam Filled Biscuits (via One Sheepish Girl) using eco-friendly cloth napkins wrapped in (2.) DIY Jelly Bean Napkin Rings (via Delish.) Create a beautiful centerpiece for the dinner table with (3.) Printable DIY Paper Bows (via elli) – the kids can pick the tulips that are just starting to bloom – then keep the kids busy crafting (4.) DIY Egg Carton Chicks (via Parenting) using those empty egg cartons left over from last night’s Easter egg decorating session.
DIY Ideas for Easter Morning

Dress up to go out with a beautiful (1.) Fit and Flare Coral Organza Dress (via Taylor Dresses) and matching (2.) DIY Blooming Easter Basket (via Growing Home.) Don’t forget the (3.) Handmade Easter Dresses for the Girls (via Sweet Chics Couture.) I love the idea of gifting Grandma these (4.) DIY Easter Floral Eggs (via The Fashion Writress) when the family gets together! Still trying to figure out what to put inside those Easter baskets? Then check out these ten fun DIY Easter Basket Fillers perfect for kids.

Does your family have any ongoing Easter traditions?


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Homemade Easter Basket Fillers – 10 DIY Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

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Easter is on the last day of March this year and it got me thinking about my Easter basket as a child. Jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, ginormous white chocolate bunnies – they were my favorite – and bubble gum eggs. But then I also started thinking about how little fun it can be having children who are hopped up on a sugar high for days on end. And while my son is no longer of an age to be called a child, I still wanted to share some amazing diy Easter basket gift ideas I found that are completely sugar free.
DIY Mustache Easter Eggs Craft Project via Oh What Fun
Eggs. Easter eggs have become standard in most Easter baskets. And what makes them great is that they are a) good for you and b) make a great family project. I just love these adorable DIY Mustache Easter Eggs from Oh What Fun. Not only are they super cute but you can customize them anyway you like. Use markers for mustaches, egg dyes – even washi tape. Vegan? Buy plastic eggs and fill the insides with little toys, messages or treats.

Creative DIY Easter Basket Gift Ideas - Inspire your child's creativity with these interactive Easter gifts

1. Help bring your child’s creativity to life with these DIY Race Car Crayons from Tate Creates. Use a Small Cars Candy Moldor a Cars and Fire Truck Chocolate Mold to create custom crayons. You can buy crayons new or you can finally recycle all of those broken crayons you have stashed in a bucket somewhere. Include them in your child’s Easter basket with a coloring book. (Psst. You can buy printable PDF coloring books from Jelene to save on time!) 2. Add more creative fun to your Easter morning by painting Easter eggs with chalkboard paint (via It’s Overflowing.) Then add the painted eggs to your child’s Easter basket and include a box of chalk so they can spend the morning doodling. (Psst. You can make your own chalk!)

DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs Craft Project for Kids Easter Baskets

Encourage your kids to break into your beloved and beautiful washi tape collection – or better yet buy them their own collection – to decorate their Easter Eggs mess free with this DIY Washi Tape Easter Eggs Tutorial from Lovely Indeed. This project can be done last minute or even on Easter morning with next to no clean up!

DIY Easter Basket Gift Ideas - Super Cute Bunny Tic Tac Toe Game Board and Rose Painted Toy Animal Jewelry

1. Encourage play time and thinking skills with this super sweet DIY Easter Tic Tac Toe Game from Little Gray Fox. 2. Kids will have a blast both wearing and playing with these lovely DIY Floral Plastic Animal Toy Necklaces from Bored & Crafty. The easy to follow tutorial includes painting techniques and instructions for adding hardware.

DIY Easter Gift Idea - Homemade Lip Balm Recipe in Chocolate Mint with Printable Labels - Perfect for Easter Baskets

What little girl doesn’t love lip balm? (Ok, so growing up I was total tom boy and did not do lip balms. Still. I love lip balm now and that’s what matters.) Make some deliciously scented homemade lip balm for the entire family and all those adorable nieces with this simple DIY Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Mint Lip Balm – with free printable labels! – from Soap Deli News.

DIY Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

1. Upcycle fabric scraps to craft these adorable DIY Bunny Pouch Gift Bags from Probably Actually. Fill them with goodies and then tuck them inside your child’s Easter basket. Once the treats inside are gone, these can be stuffed with poly fill and used are plush toys. 2. Make Natural Homemade Lavender Scented Play Dough with this simple recipe from A Nest for All Seasons. It will smell like summer whenever it’s used and give everyone a little bit of aromatherapy happiness. (I mean, come on. Who isn’t wishing for spring already?!) Not a fan of lavender? Scent it with your favorite combo of edible herbs, essential oils or spices.

DIY Egg Carton Easter Basket Alternative - Close it up and wrap it in pretty fabric tied off with ribbon

Don’t have an Easter basket? No problem! Just upcycle an egg carton into an alternative Easter basket with this tutorial from The Crafting Chicks. You don’t just have to fill it with candy. Include decorated Easter eggs, small toys, plastic eggs filled with homemade play dough, little pots of homemade lip balm, egg shaped crayons, small earrings – even glow in the dark slime! Once it’s filled with goodies, wrap it in fabric and tie it closed with a ribbon for a pretty presentation.

What are your favorite Easter basket fillers?


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