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Soap Pops for Kids of All Ages

March 12, 2009
By Lisa Maliga
The following recipe is the perfect project to make for kids of any age. Not only is it simple to make, it’s an educational lesson in weights and measures. Best of all, it’s quick, no dangerous chemicals are used, and not a lot of equipment is needed.
What is a Soap-Pop? A bar of soap on a stick that looks and smells like a popsicle. Unfortunately, it doesn’t taste like one!


6-8 ounces of glycerin melt and pour soap. Translucent or opaque.
6-pack of popsicle molds
Soap color(s)
1/4 teaspoon essential and/or fragrance oils



To determine what size popsicle molds you have, fill one of them almost to the top with water. Empty the water into a measuring cup and that will give you an accurate measurement. The molds used in this recipe held 1 ounce, therefore 6 ounces of soap was needed. You can add a 1/2 ounce more of soap to be on the safe side.
Cut the soap into cubes
Add the soap to the double boiler OR microwave. Include a small piece of the color nugget, approximately 1/4 of the cube. Too much color will cause the soap to bleed. Always start by adding less, then increasing if necessary.
When the soap and color have been blended, it’s time to add the essential or fragrance oil.
Have the popsicle molds at the ready, the lids removed, and keep them in the 6-pack stand they came in. If your double boiler or microwaveable container has no spout, it’s a good idea to pour the soap into a container with a spout so that it goes into the molds with no mess. Remember to pour the soap almost to the top of the mold.
Add the lids carefully, making sure they snap on all the way. Put into the freezer for about an hour.
When you take out the Soap-Pops, check to make certain they are done. When you push from the bottom of the mold you should see or feel the soap loosen. Allow to return to room temperature.
Label, making sure you indicate that IT IS NOT EDIBLE!

About the Author

Lisa Maliga, owner of Everything Shea Aromatic Creations EverythingShea.com offers a fragrant selection of designer shea butter glycerin soaps, exclusive Whipped Shea Butter, & unique SoapCakes to personalize for gifts or promotions.


  • Chef in Training

    June 4, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    wow yum! My daughter would LOVE this! I found your blog through a link party and I am officially your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  • Jenn Erickson

    June 7, 2011 at 1:00 am

    What an absolutely wonderful soap craft! Beautiful, colorful, and utterly smile-inducing!

    So happy to have found your creative corner of the blogosphere!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  • The Outlaw Mom

    June 9, 2011 at 6:16 am

    So adding this to our list of summer fun ideas! Love the rainbow idea.
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Aimee from Classified: Mom

    June 10, 2011 at 3:01 am

    That is a great idea- and would make fun gifts or birthday favors! Thanks for sharing this idea at The Sunday Showcase!
    Classified: Mom

  • shopannies

    June 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    these are so cute know they would be lots of fun to use in the bath

  • Ian

    June 16, 2011 at 4:22 am

    My grandkids would love these… might encourage them to use soap!!!

  • Annie

    June 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    i would try to eat this.

  • Lisa

    August 3, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    my only question is about the stick. Since the lids are the stick with a handle I was wondering if you were pulling that part out and replacing with a stick or somehow inserting it while it’s setting,but then I read you advised snapping the lids on tight so I am assuming you are pulling them out and inserting a wooden stick?

    Seems like a silly thing to ask,but I might be missing that part lol

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      August 3, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      The lids have a place to insert the stick. You would insert the stick in the mold while the soap is still liquid and wait for it to harden. You can also use a silicone soap popsicle mold like this one that has no lid.

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